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Pond Tip Tuesday | Aquatic Plants | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I don’t know about yours, but my pond plants have been exceptionally beautiful this season! LOTS of lily blooms 🌸 and the lotus have come out strong! All the Aquatic Marginals have really flushed out, and there is so much lush foliage!

This has been a wonderful Spring season for Aquatic Plants! A little touch up now will pay dividends for the rest of the season! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

My Pond Tip today – Keep your Aquatic Plants fed and trimmed.

Try doing these 2 things and you can thank me later 😊

#1 keep your lilies & lotus fed (fertilized) to keep them performing into late summer and fall. It’s very simple to do! Come by and grab a container of Aquatic Plant Fertilizer Tabs. One of us will show you how to poke em’ down into the root zone of the plant… and your done… It’s that simple 😊

AND #2 is to keep your aquatic plant growth in check! All this Warm weather has them growing like weeds 😊

  •  selectively trim marginal aquatics to keep in check and to promote strong compact growth.
  • remove yellowed unattractive Lilly pads & spent blooms to Promote new growth and bloom.
  • Keep Waterfalls & streams free and clear of excessive plant growth and debris! A plant dam will cause a leak every time!

My aquatic plants have been so beautiful this year! But to keep them looking great they need a little TLC | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Believe me, a little plant trim and touch up now will pay dividends for the rest of the season! Get out there and enjoy 😉

Have a great Pond Tip Tuesday! 💥


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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How Do I Clean My Water Garden | Koi Pond | Carters Nursery & Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I know Spring is upon us! I got 2 calls back to back today asking about Pond Cleaning! We are at the beginning of “Pond Cleaning Season” here at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio! From daylight to dark for the next month or two we will be splitting Aquatic Plants, Potting Aquatic Plants, Catching & Culling Fish, Replacing Filter Pads, Draining and Rinsing Ponds, Touching up stone work and Gravel, etc. etc. One of the biggest questions I’m getting from new Pond Owners is “How do I clean my Water Garden”?

I have blogged on this subject before, but I know refreshers are helpful so here is a short list of Tools & Pond Supplies that you will need while performing your Pond/Water Garden Clean-out if you do it yourself…

1st. have ALL your tools and supplies needed on site and ready –

1. Fish Nets – Before you drain your pond for the spring clean-out, you’ll need to catch and relocate your fish. Purchasing a good quality net means doing this without injuring your fish during the catch and release.

2. Planting Pots – Spring clean-out is a great time to thin and divide plants that have grown out of bounds or crowded a pot. Make sure you have some aquatic plant pots & aquatic plant soil handy so you can re-pot and share your new plants with other water gardeners.

3. Extra Gravel – After the freeze and thaw of winter, you’ll inevitably find rocks and gravel that have shifted, exposing bare liner. With an extra bag or two of gravel, you can cover exposed liner in a jiffy.

4. Aquatic Plant Fertilizer – Take advantage of the water-free accessibility of water lilies, lotus, and other plants that may need to be fertilized, by having a container of aquatic plant fertilizer tabs on hand when you’re doing your pond clean-out.

5. Container for Plant Debris – Grab an old plastic plant pot or bucket so you can easily dispose of any debris that you gather from the pond bottom or from dead plant matter.

6. Rubber Gloves and Boots – Spring clean-outs can be cold, wet, and messy. Arming yourself with boots and gloves will go a long way toward making this chore much less unpleasant.

7. Fish Container – A large tub or tank will be needed so you can have a roomy place to keep your fish during the clean-out. Use water from the pond to fill the tank and use a small fountain pump or aerator to re-circulate  the water.

8. Net to Cover the Fish Container – Fish, especially large Koi, jump, and they may very well jump right out of the container that you have set up for them. Be sure to cover it with a net that is pulled tight across the container to prevent them from jumping 🐬

9. Pump and Discharge Pipe – To drain the water out of the pond, you will need a pump and some discharge pipe. It’s OK to use your pond pump, but even better if you have an extra pump to lessen the wear and tare on your pond pump. About 2,000 GPH, depending on the size of your pond, will do the trick.

A cleanout pump and flexible discharge hose are very important tools to have. We sell complete Clean Out Pump Kits at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | How Do I Clean My Water Garden | Koi Pond | Carters Nursery & Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

10. High Pressure Nozzle – Use a pressure nozzle on your garden hose to dislodge debris and algae from the rocks.

11. Pond Detox – Always detox the newly filled pond before you put the fish back in.

12. Expanding Foam – Expanding foam may need a bit of a touch up in some areas. Be prepared with a can of it just in case.

13. New Filter Mats – Filter mats should be replaced approximately every 3 years. If you think it might be time, be prepared by purchasing replacements prior to your clean-out.

14. Pruners – Part of a spring clean-out is pruning back dead plant material from the previous season. Make sure you have a good pair of pruners and/or scissors to get the job done.

15. Plastic Rake – You can rake the leaves right out of your pond with a small plastic (child’s) rake. The plastic lessens the chance of damaging the liner and the small size makes it easier to maneuver in tight spots than an adult size rake.

After the Water Feature and Filtration System is thoroughly cleaned and the Pond re-filled, turn on the pump and add detox to the water by label instructions. I like to run the pump for a little while before we start reintroducing the fish. Then start adding fresh Cold Temperature Bacteria to the Pond daily to get the system up and running right. A Good Spring Clean-out is the KEY to a GREAT season.

Start adding Cold Water Bacteria to your newly cleaned pond right away! Crystal Clear Water will be your reward. | How Do I Clean My Water Garden | Koi Pond | Carters Nursery & Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

It’s time to get ready for Spring!

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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Cool Stuff For The Patio & Garden | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Good morning! What a comfortable morning to be out in the Landscape! Here at the Nursery, we are transitioning from Summer, trying to stay ahead of the upcoming season…  It’s about to be Patio Party, Fire 🔥 Pits & Football 🏈 weather. With that in mind, check out a few of our offerings at the nursery 👇🏻

Unique gifts & accents at Carters Nursery.



Water treatments, disease and pest control and more at Carters Nursery. | Jackson, Tennessee

Come on by and see us. 

Have a great weekend! 

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

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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! 

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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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Saturday Shoppers! It’s Raining Sales At Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Good morning! 🌞 There’s a slight chance of precipitation today BUT there’s a 100% chance of SAVINGS at Carters Nursery! 

Come in today and save BIG! Plants are on sale from 20%-50%! 💥

Saturday’s are always nice at the nursery. Stop in, look around, feed the fish & enjoy 😊 Everyone needs a ‘Nuseryfix’ from time to time… 

A few of our products :

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

We are getting ready to open soon – 8am to be exact! So shuck those sheets & hit the streets & stop on by 😊

We have some BEAUTIFUL plants and Flowers 🌺 for you today at Carters Nursery! AND, they are on SALE! Y’all come!

We will be here today from 8-2pm. to serve you. 

Have a GREAT Saturday!

 

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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Y’all Come! Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Good Morning! What a beautiful day for a “Nurseryfix”! Come by and load up for Summer! 💥

The Hanging Baskets are YUGE! 5 for $50! Yes, you heard me correctly!

Grab some sod to repair that spot in the yard you’ve been meaning to fix! 

Come by and grab a few pieces of sod for repairs anytime. Fresh Sod by the Piece at Carters Nursery.

Lots of Annuals and Perennials as well. 

A beautiful visitor 😊 I love ❤️ butterflies 🦋

While your here, say hi to the Koi 😊

Koi and Aquatic Plants are a BIG part of a Water Garden. Check our selection at Carters Nursery.

Come on by and enjoy the place 😊 Everyone needs a Nurseryfix ❤️


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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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T – 4 Days Till Mothers Day | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I always try to remind y’all of impending dates and deadlines… Mother’s Day is THIS weekend & you may not have a plan…

Just a few days left to get something for Mom. Come by the nursery for a great deal on flowers and shrubs. OR better yet, bring her with you 😊

Roses, Hydrangeas, Hanging Baskets, Perennials, Culinary Herbs, Colorful Pottery, Garden Art, so many things that your Mom or the Mother of your children will LOVE!

“That’s alright Momma”, I’m taking you to Carters Nursery! Viva Las Waterfalls baby …

We will be here to help! 9-5 through Thursday. 9-4 Friday & 8-2 on Saturday.

Happy Mother’s 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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Preview/Teaser of Some Changes at the Nursery | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

A few pictures and tidbits of what’s happening at the Nursery…

The Koi Shack’ is fully stocked! I know from experience that the “Pond Person” in your life  LOVES his or her Pond! They love everything about the Pond Lifestyle too 😊 Christmas is the perfect time to get them something special –

That “Pond Crazy” person in your life will be thrilled with any present they received for their favorite hobby 😊

AND, we are doing something different in the retail shop… I will update you on WHAT we are doing in a day or two… I’m excited! You will be too 😀

Happy Pondering! & Merry Christmas! 🎄

 

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Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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http://www.cartercountry.com
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