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Pond Maintenance Tips | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN 38305

We try to help people learn how to take care of their Ponds throughout the seasons in an efficient manner. One important way to stay ahead of water quality issues in the Fall is to cut back and remove the Aquatic Plant waste before frost. And more importantly, before it gets to cold to get in your pond… 

My Pond Tip today is – Start sooner than later on Seasonal Aquatic Plant cutback & cleanup! 

 

What do I need to do to my Pond in the Fall?  I get this question a LOT at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio this time of the year! #1 Cut those aquatic plants back!

 

Aquatic Plants are a big part of a healthy ecosystem! They absorb all manner of pollution and nutrients from the water and store them in their plant tissues helping to clean and purify the water. BUT, if the plants are allowed to die and decompose in the pond all those nutrients and compounds are released right back into the water! This will create YUGE Water Quality issues! Algae blooms, Green Water, Bad Smells & Fish Health issues – even fish death 💀!

 

Yes, you even need to cut back your Lotus plants. AND, sink their containers to a lower depth in your pond to protect them from Winter temps | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Trimming your Aquatic Plants back is fairly simple to do, It doesn’t take too long & it will pay dividends in Water Quality & Fish Health!

If you have any questions or need some help, feel free to give me a call at the office – 731-424-2206

Thanks & Happy Pondering 😊

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph# 731-424-2206
www.cartercountry.com


Throwback Thursday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

It’s #throwbackthursday! And I ain’t forgot about y’all! I was looking back at my original blog posts from when I first started blogging. I wanted to share this one as my Throwback… It was a published story from the Tennessee Gardener Magazine in 2008. It’s all about Container Water Gardening! I’m still talking and teaching about this wonderful hobby today! 13 years of blog posts later 😳

Even my dogs love ❤️ Aquatic Plants! 😂



Here’s a link to the original story that was published in the Tennessee Gardener Magazine. 👇🏻
http://shop.cartercountry.com/pdf/SbSG_sept08_46-47.pdf

I hope your all enjoying your day! And, I hope you enjoy this story about the hobby I love so much 😊 

Happy Throwback Thursday! 

#throwbackthursday

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com

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Call In Friday!💥LIVE Radio! 🎤 💥 731-423-8101 💥 Your Outdoor Living Questions Answered & 1 Lucky Caller Will Get Seabass’s Autograph 💥 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Good Morning! We are coming at ya’ LIVE from Downtown Jackson, Tennessee! I am in the studio today with the legendary Sea Bass, aka: Buford! aka: Murphy! aka: The Chinchilla! aka: The White Coconut! 💥

NO subject is off the table, BUT, “Outdoor Living” is #1 with me 😊 Drop me a call with ALL your questions at 731-423-8101 OR text your questions & comments to 731-277-5155

– Tune in! WNWS 101.5fm! 9-11am. Today! Jackson, TN
– Call in with ALL you questions! 731-423-8101!
– Text your questions to 731-277-5155 We will do our best to answer them ALL! 

Special 💥SUMMER CLEARANCE SALE💥 at Carters Nursery! Everything is on sale!!! Some stuff is even FREE!!!🎈

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2846 Old Medina Rd
Jackson, TN 38305
PH# 731-424-2206

A few of Carters Nursery’s products :

  •  Bulk & Bagged Mulch
  • Potting Mix
  • Soil Amendments 
  • Seeds
  • Hanging Baskets
  • Annuals
  • Perennials
  • Stone Yard
  • Gravel
  • Pond Supplies
  • Koi & Goldfish 
  • Much much more!

We have a Full Line of Pond Supplies and Water Treatments in stock at Carters Nursery!

We have a great supply of Pond Supplies, Fish Food & Water Treatments. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

Keeping your pond clear and healthy is easy with our Organic Water Treatments.

Keep your water crystal clear & your Koi healthy and happy with Water Treatments from Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tennessee


The temps are heating up, so keep an eye on your gardens and get ready to do some watering!

  •  This is also a great time to trim back your annuals as needed to lighten them up and fertilize them to promote fresh new growth and blooms.
  • Have You fertilized your Bermuda grass and Zoysia Grass lawns? This is a great time to do so!
  • Stop fertilizing Crepe Myrtles now. New growth needs time to harden off before fall/winter…
  • Fertilize your Water Lilies & Lotus for better blooms!


We have some Healthy, Beautiful KOI!!!
Every Friday is Fishy Friday! Come in Today and get a great discount on Koi! 20% of your entire order 💥

For the entire month of July every Friday is a “Fishy Friday”! That means all of the fish you purchase are at a 20% discount! | PLUS – Say the secret code word : Kohaku! to receive a free bag of koi food with your fish purchase! 😉 | TGIFF! | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

PS: Carters Nursery is open to serve you! But, please remember to be courteous, wear your mask and keep your social distance … God Bless🙏🏻


Have a great Weekend! 

I’m on the 180 with Sea Bass- every Friday from 9-11am Call in with ALL your gardening and Outdoor Lifestyle questions at 731-423-8101.
OR you can TEXT us at 731-277-5155. Listen LIVE at 101.5 WNWS – FM Talk Radio – on your smart phone using your TuneIn app.!

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com

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Pond Tip Tuesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Well, we are past the Summer Solstice and approaching the 4th of July. Meaning, the HEAT is ON! 🌞🥵 All the aquatic plants are full and lush as they can be. But, they are getting heavy & about to need some TLC! 

I always wait until after the 4th of July party, then I give my plants a good haircut. It will extend the beauty of most plants through the remainder of the season. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

The 4th of July is a great time to trim back your heavy hanging baskets, overflowing pottery & your crazy Aquatic Plants!
It’s also a great time to fertilize them! It will blow your mind how quickly they fill right back in and start blooming again. WOW!

I always cleanup & trim back my plants mid season to rejuvenate vigor & produce more blooms into the late season. Try it!

While you’re at it, have a jar of Aquatic Plant fertilizer and feed those babies! The ROI is Beautiful! 😊

We stock Aquatic Plant Fertilizer Tablets for your convenience at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio. They are super easy to use and work great! Keep your Aquatics looking great all season long!


So there you have it! After that big 4th party, spend a little time and trim back your bloomers and your aquatic plants, and fertilize/feed them! It will keep you looking great all the way through Fall!  

Happy Pondering 🤔 


Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com

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I LOVE ❤️ Aquatic Plants | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Aquatic Plants are so underutilized in my opinion. People with Water Gardens are in the know much more than your average gardener of course… But I want everyone to know how awesome they really are! Use them in Water Gardens, in Bogs, in Rain Gardens, in Containers, around the edges of field Ponds, even in your Flower Beds!

Here are a few images of beautiful Aquatic Plants. We carry most of not all of these at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio. 👇🏻

Bloody Dock – From Water Gardens to Containers to the flower bed accent – These are cool!

 Or 👇🏻

Society Garlic

Or 👇🏻

Aquatic Four Leafed Clover – Every day is a lucky 🍀 day!

or👇🏻

Scarlett Mallow – A hardy hibiscus 🌺 Huge Blooms comeS back every year!

Or 👇🏻

Everyone loves Iris

And 👇🏻

Corkscrew Rush for Containers ❤️

Or 👇🏻

Lotus – These always steal the show! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

These are just a few of my favorites! Try a few Aquatic Plants for yourself. You won’t be disappointed! 

Have a great day!

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com
 
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Carters Nurseries Top 10 Aquatic Plants For Containers | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I have been speaking for several Garden Clubs lately. The Aquatic Plant List I have been using for containers has been very popular & I was asked to include it on my blog. So here ya’ go – A short “Top 10” of my favorite Aquatic Plants…

Here is a short list of Great Aquatic Plants for Containers | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

Top 10 List –

1. Society Garlic – Tulbaghia violacea
2. Pitcher Plant – Sarracenia
3. Corkscrew Rush – Juncus effusus

4. Lotus – Nelumbo lutea & nucifera

These always steal the show! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

5. Star Sedge – Dichromeena colorata

6. Taro- Colocasia esculenta

There are several great choices to include in your gardens.

7. Aquatic Four Leaf Clover – Marsilea crenate
8. Bloody Dock – Rumex sanguineus

9. Scarlett Rose Mallow – Hibiscus coccineus

A hardy aquatic  hibiscus 🌺

10. Aquatic Iris – Iris laevigata

I hope you enjoy these Aquatic Plant ideas! Spring is Coming!

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com

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Learn About Fall Pond Maintenance This Saturday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tn

Our annual Fall Fest and Pond Maintenance Workshop is this Saturday & you DON”T want to miss it! Not only are there FUN things to do for the whole family, We also teach you all about HOW to take care of your Water Garden and/or Koi Pond through the Fall and Winter!

The Water Garden & Koi Pond Maintenance Workshop starts at 9am.! Learn tips and Tricks to keep your pond clean, clear & Low Maintenance this Fall & Winter! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Learn How to –

  • Properly cut back your Aquatic Plants
  • Protect your Koi through the Winter Months
  • Minimize Leaf problems
  • WHEN to stop feeding your fish and WHEN you can start back
  • Water Treatments for the colder months
  • What to do in freezing weather
  • & more….

We love Fall around here 🙂 Come out and join us at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio for The Fall Fest & Water Garden Workshop & bring the family! | Jackson, Tennessee

Bring your whole family out to Carters Nursery and enjoy the animals with us at our 20th Annual Fall Fest! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

The Pumpkin Carving will start by 10am.! I am always blown away by all the cool designs people come up with!

Come join us for the Pumpkin carving this Saturday. We always have LOTS of fun!

 

WHAT: The 20th. Annual Fall Workshop and Festival

WHEN: SATURDAY, October 13th. – 9 am. to 2 pm.

WHERE: Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305

We will have:

– A Pumpkin carving class & CONTEST!*

– Treats for the kids

– A sale on water gardening products!

– A Sale on Fish and Aquatic Plants!

– Water Gardening experts on hand to answer all of your questions.

– A Petting Zoo and Pony rides for the kids! This is an AWESOME petting Zoo folks, so bring the kids out and Enjoy!

– Lunch from 11:30am.- 1pm.

* The pumpkin carving class is $5.00 per person (includes pumpkin and carving tools). Kids MUST be supervised by a parent to take part in this class. Please call to pre-register for this class as supplies will be limited. For more info call Jo or Sandra at the Nursery 731-424-2206 or e-mail at cartercountry@charter

See y’all Saturday!

PS: Get here 1st thing to take part in the Pond Workshops…

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph# 731-424-2206
www.cartercountry.com


Video Introduction of Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio by Mark Carter & Friends | Jackson, Tennessee

A quick intro of Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio & a few testimonials from some very happy clients 😊

Thanks for watching our little intro video. Please give me a call if I can assist you in any way! And please share our blog with your friends 😊

Happy Pondering!

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com

 



Aquatic Plants are HOT! FLASH SALE!!! TODAY ONLY!!! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We have a LOT of BEAUTIFUL Aquatic Plants and we are sharing the LOVE! TODAY – AQUATIC PLANTS ARE BUY 1 GET 1 FREE! *Lilies are buy 1 get any marginal free. 8am. until 2pm. – Today ONLY! Y’all Come! 

  • Lotus! But 1 get 1!
  • Water Lily Specials!
  • Aquatic Marginals like (Golden Club, Forget-me-not, Pitcher Plants, Cattails, Parrots Feather, Canna Lilies, Pickerel Rush, Creeping Jenny & MUCH MORE!) ALL Marginals are Buy 1 get 1 FREE!!

    Aquatic Plants are so beautiful y’all! The unique foliage and flowers of Aquatic Plants are almost Magical! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

    ALL of our Aquatic Plants are on sale today! | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

    Our Lotus are included in this 1 day Flash Sale! | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

    It’s a BEAUTIFUL day! Come get your ‘Nurseryfix’! 🙂

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com



T-Minus 2 Weeks and Counting! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio Presents The 20th. Annual “Parade of Ponds”

Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio’s ‘Parade of Ponds’ benefits our own Jackson Animal Care & Adoption Center. 100% of ticket sales goes to support their Mission in our community!

https://www.facebook.com/JacksonAnimalCareCenter/

This is the 20th. year for our Annual Summer Pond Tour! The Pond Tour supports JACAAC – The Pond Tour Date is June 23rd. (Saturday). Tickets are $20 and 100% goes to support the cause! Please help get the word out! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

This years Summer Pond Tour will showcase many unique, custom Water Gardens, Koi Ponds, Pondless Waterfalls, Disappearing Fountains and of course LOTS of gorgeous Landscaping! This Self Guided Tour is located in Jackson, TN. (Madison County) and is easy to follow. The Summer Pond Tour is a fundraiser for the Jackson Animal Care & Adoption Center. 100% of ticket sales go to help them, so tell all your friends!

Carter’s Nursery is “Pond Central” for this Garden/Pond Tour and we invite you to come by throughout the day to sit a spell, have a drink, something to eat and look at the BEAUTIFUL Gardens and Water Features.

Stop by “Pond Central” at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio during the Pond Tour and say “Hi”! Get a drink and a snack and regroup throughout the day.

Don’t miss the “Moonlight Luau”! We always have a GREAT time at the after party at the Nursery! The party has an informal “Luau” theme – AND it’s included in your ticket price! We decorate the Nursery with a Sandy Beach, LOTS of Landscape Lights, Tiki torches, Hawaiian leis AND we cook “Kalua Pork” with all the fixings! WHAT is Kalua Pork, you ask??? Kalua Pork is cooked SLOW, wrapped in Banana leafs, rubbed with spices & infused with tropical fruit juices – Kalua is “Hawaiian Luau style”! 🙂

  • We invite everyone to wear your favorite Hawaiian Shirt, skirt, hat, WHATEVER – and come on out for a Cool Evening. I’m giving an award (& PRIZES) this year for ‘Best Luau outfit’ 🙂 – so have some fun. 

    We are going to cook a Pig in the ground “Luau’ Style! Don’t miss the ‘Moonlight Luau’ after the Pond Tour. It’s free with your ticket.

Summer Pond Tour Tickets are $20 ea. (kids 12 and under are FREE!). Tickets can be purchased at Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio, PH# 731-424-2206. Each group receives a Map Booklet with detailed descriptions and directions. “A number of this year’s Summer Pond Tour stops are new water gardens, along with favorites featured in our prior Pond Tours” says Mark Carter, Owner & Landscape Designer at Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio. “We hope lots of folks will come out and be Amazed by the wonderful effect these Ponds, Waterfalls, Streams and Fish make. It’s always a Fun day and a Beautiful night at our Moonlight Luau. The Moonlight Luau is an appreciation dinner for all those who put their houses on the tour and for the folks who purchase tickets to attend the tour. It’s our way of saying “Thank You!” says Carter.

Both of my dogs are rescued puppy’s & now both live the Pond Lifestyle! Say hi to them on the Pond Tour 🙂

What: Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio’s 20th. Annual Pond Tour & Moonlight Luau.
When: Saturday, June 23rd. 9am. till 4pm. – Gates will re-open for the Moonlight Luau – 8pm. till 10pm.
Where can I get Tickets? Call or come by Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio at 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305 or call Jo or Sandra at 731-424-2206
How much are tickets? Tickets are $20 ea. (kids 12 and under are FREE!). 100% of ticket sales goes to the Jackson Animal Care & Adoption Center.

Thank You! I Hope to see y’all around the ponds 🙂

PS: Please share this and help us spread the word! Thanks again.

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com