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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! 🎄

 

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


Stay Cool with Container Water Gardens! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Container Water Gardening is Cool on the Hottest Day! “Everyone wants a Water Garden”! Many are choosing a Container Water Feature for their home. These are easy to create, Very inexpensive and will fit in most any area. A Container Water Garden will Transform any outdoor space, a patio, deck AND even a room inside of the house with the sound of water! We will look at several different types of Aquatic Containers that you can use, LOTS of beautiful Aquatic Plants, Fountains and even small fish that you can keep in your Container Water Garden. AND we will put one together so you can see how easily it’s done!

This Saturday we will host the final “Summer Seminar” of the season at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio. The theme is “Water” of course 🙂 Your welcome to come by and take part in the fun and the savings too (20% discount on Container Water Garden materials as well as Aquatic Plants!). Stay Cool with Container Water Gardens! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee.

When: This Saturday, August 18th. from 9am. till 11pm.

Where: Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305

Please call to register. This class is FREE! Feel free to bring a friend. For more information or to register call Jo or Sandra @ 731-424-2206 or e-mail at cartercountry@charter.net .

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!

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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



Ready For Saturday Shoppers | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Here’s a short video I shot this morning of the upper area of my Nursery. We are LOADED with beautiful plants! Lots of Koi & other Pond Fish – Garden Supplies, Pond Supplies, Pottery & more! Come by and see us today 😊

 

 

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



Water Gardening’s Huge popularity

Water, Water Everywhere …

The Hottest trend in gardening today is… you guessed it, Water Gardening. Waterfeatures are popping up everywhere and it seems everyone wants one in their garden. A Waterfeature can take many forms , it could be anything from a small water filled container with a Bubbling Fountain to a Pondless Waterfall or an Ornamental Pond with Koi Fish and a Stream with Waterfalls. The world of Aquatic Plants that you can use in your Watergarden is equally as diverse and EXCITING.
I am a Landscape/Waterfeature Designer by trade and my single biggest request is to design and install Custom Residential Watergardens. It seems that everyone wants their own personal Waterfeature . This trend has helped me coin the phrase ‘Everyone Wants a Pond , They Just Don’t Know It Yet’. All it takes to learn that you want one is ‘to see one’ .
A beautiful Waterfeature can literally transform a property and take you to another place . A properly designed Waterfeature can also increase your property value by as much as 7 to 15 % , more than any other Landscape improvement . Another good reason for their huge popularity .

If it’s worth doing , it’s worth doing right !

Like any Gardening project you undertake , you should first do some research and gather info .

– First , look around at a few Water Features and talk to some people who have one . Make some notes on your wants and needs . Identify some interesting design elements that you may incorporate into your new feature .

Go on a Pond Tour ! There’s no better way to see some awesome Watergardens and talk to actual Pond owners than on a Pond Tour ! I have been on dozens of Garden Tours and there’s none better than a good Pond Tour !

– After you have done these things , sit down and think about a Design. Gather pictures and notes from your Pond Tour and from idea books . Break out the paper and pencils and sketch out a basic idea for what you would like .The Design Process is the most important part of the whole project . If you don’t have a design that you are happy with , that will fit into and enhance your Lifestyle, don’t do it ! I can’t stress this enough. I see many Waterfeatures that went bad from lack of planning and proper design . That’s just time and money gone. My motto is ‘Do it Right the First Time’ !

– If you need fresh ideas , or need some help call a professional Landscape Designer ! When I need help and I want something done right, that’s what I do. Be choosy! Make sure your dealing with a qualified Waterfeature Specialist ( like a C.A.C. – Certified Aquascape Contractor ). Check references! Look at their work (older and more recent)! And Always get a written contract !

Location , Location , Location .

Where you put your new Waterfeature will determine how it will fit into your Lifestyle . Some want to create a private garden with a small Bubbling Fountain , some a front yard Waterfall or Pond to create beauty for passers by (curb appeal) , but most ( 90% + ) want a Backyard Pond. . .
– Bring it up as close as possible to the deck or patio to make it part of the home . That way you can hear the sound of the Waterfalls inside and you can see it from the window or nook . When you can access this Oasis any time , it literally changes your life … You start getting out there more , eating dinner and entertaining friends and family by the Water . Feeding your Fish will become your favorite daily ritual . It is mine ! My 6 yr. old son and I are out there every morning by 6am. feeding our little jewels . Most of our Fish have names now and we love them very much .
With a little education and some hard work , you too can enjoy this rewarding hobby . I hope these tips help you in your journey into the wonderful world of WATER .

Here’s to the Life Abundant!

– Mark Carter