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

Today I got a cool Facebook memory of a Garden Show we did 9 or 10 years ago that really took me back. Back in the “Old Days” we would do 3-5 Spring Garden Shows every year. It was just the way things were done, and I loved it! I planned them very carefully, I worked up scale drawings, then hand picked plants and stone etc. etc. Just like it was a Project that would transform a real Landscape! But in reality, we would spend 4-5 days building it, 3 days manning the display booth & then 2-3 more days tearing it down and putting things back into inventory! WOW 😳 It was A LOT of investment and a LOT of work! But, we were able to shown people what we could do! And we won many awards for our efforts. Best of Show (many times). Best Waterfall, River of Dreams. Best Designer. Most Creative Design. Etc.

Now days you can look at my Facebook page, or my Pinterest page, or my Instagram page… Or come to my 7 acre Aquatic Garden Center with Pond’s and Waterfalls and Koi 😊 Most any day of the week!

So for Educating the Consumer, it’s much more Awesome! But, sometimes it’s nice to look back at how we used to do things and smile 😊

Here’s to cool Throwbacks. Sometimes progress is a good thing 😊

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 at the Biggest Aquatic Expo EVER! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

All I can say is WOW! We are taking part in a Show that’s ALL about Backyard Living this weeekend. I’m not exaggerating when I say this – I’ve been doing Home & Garden Shows for over 28 years & this is the biggest show about Aquatic Features that I have ever been involved in! Hundreds of Spa’s, Huge Swim Spas, Inground Pools setup and running! Above ground Pools, Koi Ponds, Pondless Waterfalls, Fountains, Outdoor Lighting, Outdoor Furniture, Grills, Smokers, the list goes on!

Come see us this weekend at the Memphis Agricenter for the National Swimming Pool, Spa & Backyard Living Expo! We are here today until 9pm. Tomorrow – Sunday 10am until 4pm.! We have set up an entire area with Beautifully Landscaped Custom Water Features! Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

The entire Agricenter International in Memphis TN has been transformed into an Aquatic Showroom of Epic Proportions! I kid you Not!

One of our display fountains at the National Swimming Pool, Spa & Backyard Expo in Memphis. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We will be here today until 9pm.!

We will be here tomorrow from 10am till 4pm!

We have built 6 Custom Water Features for the Backyard Expo! Come by and let us show you how to make your Outdoor Living Space Special! We take you – “From Dream to Reality.”.. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Don’t miss your opportunity to see the biggest & best in Outdoor Living Water Features available anywhere in the country! Just in time for Spring 😊 Our schedule is filling up as we speak! Come on down and see us.

Happy Pondering!

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



Friday Radio Report – I’m goin to Graceland! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

GREAT Show today with Dan Reaves & Sea Bass – The 180 Crew!

I’m on with the 180 Crew – Dan Reaves & Sea Bass- every Friday from 10-11am with ALL your gardening and Outdoor Lifestyle questions – 731-423-8101. You can TEXT in too – 731-277-5155. Listen LIVE at 101.5 WNWS – FM.

I had LOTS of calls and texts today! We talked about everything from Spring Planting to St. Paddy’s Day – & of course the Aquatic Show that I’ve been setting up all week in Memphis – The National Swimming Pool, Spa & Backyard Living EXPO!

Next Tuesday is the 1st. Day of Spring! It’s time to get out in the yard/garden!

  • Plant your salad garden right away!
  • Lettuce, Kale, Turnips, Beets, Carrots, Radish’s, Broccoli, Peas, etc….
  • It’s also a GREAT time to plant most any ornamental shrubs and trees!
  • Spring has Sprung folks, lets get started!

    Come see us this weekend at the Memphis Agricenter for the National Swimming Pool, Spa & Backyard Living Expo! We have set up an entire area with Beautifully Landscaped Custom Water Features! Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

As for me this weekend, I’m heading to Memphis to meet and greet lots of folks interested in Backyard Living, Koi Ponds, Spa’s, Pools, Grills, Outdoor Furniture, and the list goes on! If it has to do with ‘Backyard Living’ it’s HERE at the The National Swimming Pool, Spa & Backyard Living EXPO! The Expo is being held at the Memphis Agricenter International –  it’s easy to find and is centrally located in Memphis – the address is –  7777 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis, TN 38120. It’s kinda like going to Graceland, but with a LOT less Elvis sightings. 🙂

PS: I heard Elvis was working at the Agricenter part time… Thank ya’ Baby!

Y’all come see us this weekend! 🙂

Happy Pondering!

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



Tuesday report from the show floor | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Show displays involving Water Features, take time and planning. ALL materials have to be ready & available now! Electrical access has to be ran & ready! Water has to be readily available and a drain/discharge area ready to go!

I always make a basic sketch of where I want to go with my design. There are ALWAYS changes that have to be made during the set up/build though… Additions, Access changes, Fire lanes or …ad Infinitum…

This is an original rough idea sketch when I had my first real idea on what we were going to do in this Display. It took me 3 minutes to scratch it out 🙂 It changed a LOT! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We are just getting started & we have to be finished building 6 – YES – 6 Custom Water Features, by Thursday! 😬 All you can do is set  your intention & get er done! Starting with a blank slate can be intimidating…

A literal blank slate! We will see what she looks like in a couple of days 🙂 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Ill give y’all a progress update tomorrow 😊

Happy Happy!

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



Not “Just another Manic Monday”! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

The weekend is over! The sun is out and I’m EXCITED! Spring is in the air & I will be setting up an Aquatic Show this week – Featuring several of my ‘Custom Water Features’! These ‘Water Features’ will include – Natural Stone Waterfalls and Ponds as well as several Custom Fountainscapes.

We are going to set up several Custom Fountainscapes in our display this week! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN 

You will be able to come view these BEAUTIFUL, Natural Stone Waterfalls this weekend! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

This show is TOTALLY different than a traditional “Home Show” or Garden Show”… I’m not going to spoil it…yet 🙂 I will tell you more and possibly share a video or two as we progress along this week. I just couldn’t help but share a little of my “Manic Enthusiasm”  over this show!

Manic : adjective ; Someone or something that shows wild and unrestrained enthusiasm, to the point of being in a frenzied state.

I’m “Pond Crazy” and I’m gonna put on a show for YOU – This Weekend! More info to come! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I’m “Pond Crazy” folks! Lookout!

Enjoy the day!

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