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Project Spotlight: Naturalistic Pondless Waterfall | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I ❤️ Pondless Waterfalls! I love designing them. I love building them. I Love how Low Maintenance they are! I Love the way they change people’s lives! SO, this morning I wanted to share the latest Pondless Waterfall Feature that we just installed.

This new Pondless Waterfall was just turned on for the 1st. Time right before this picture was taken. It looks so natural.

Most of the Mossy Boulders and stones were sourced from a creek on site, which makes it so much easier to create a very natural feel and look.

Creating a natural look and feel has a LOT to do with the materials you use. Moss and lichen add an instant effect to a feature that says, “I’ve been here a while”…

I hope you like this newly built feature, I know the homeowners do 😊 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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My Video Business Card | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

This little video gives you a glimpse into my world. It’s only 2 minutes long, by design… After you watch it, come by my Nursery to learn more.

I ❤️ Waterfalls!

 

We create a custom, one of a kind product at your Home that will improve your Health & Well Being! Check it out…

 

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



Time For That Water Feature You’ve ALWAYS Wanted! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

There’s an old saying in my business- “Everybody wants a pond, they just don’t know it… Yet”!

PS: It became an old saying, because it’s true! Come by the nursery and check out our multiple Water Feature displays & you too, will see what I mean 😊

Saturdays in the Garden are the Best!

Y’all come by today! We are open 8am – 2pm.

Springtime in Tennessee! 🎉

 

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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Moonlight Pond Tour in T Minus 2 Weeks | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

This Water Garden Tour was founded and is hosted each year by Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio of Jackson, TN (Madison County), and benefits the Jackson Animal Care Group.

The Moonlight Pond Tour takes place each Fall and coincides with the Full Moon (the Harvest Moon). The Moonlight Pond Tour showcases Water Gardens, Pondless Waterfalls, Disappearing Fountains, Koi Ponds & more, all under a Gorgeous ‘Moonlit sky’ & enhanced by AWESOME Landscape Lighting | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

“People LOVE this event” says Mark Carter, Owner/Landscape Designer at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio. “This Tour is unique. Many people have never been on a Garden Tour,  much less a Pond Tour, PLUS – This tour is at NIGHT! Once you see the Lighting effects and the Waterfalls shimmering & glowing and the brightly colored fish gliding through the Underwater Lights, you are blown away. This is a great night out with the family and/or a Wonderful Date Night” says Carter.

Now in its 14th year, The Moonlight Pond Tour features favorite Ponds from years past along with some awesome new Water Features to enjoy. This is a self guided tour and is easy to follow, so relax and have some FUN.

“The Jackson Animal Care Center receives 100% of the money from the tickets we sell for the tour! We Love and Support our Local Animal Adoption Center and we support their Mission in our Community. AND, we truly appreciate YOUR support! Without the community behind this, it won’t work. So please come out and help us make this a Success. It’s a Win-Win – Enjoy a GREAT night out while helping a worthy cause.”

What: The 14th. Annual Moonlight Pond Tour

When: Saturday, September 22nd. from dusk (7:30) till 11pm.

Where: Beautiful North Jackson, Tn. in Madison County.

Why: It’s Fun, Affordable and it’s for a GREAT CAUSE! A truly Unique & Beautiful Garden Tour!

Tickets: $20 for the Pond Tour (no charge for kids age 12 and under)

Moonlight Pond Tour Tickets are ON SALE NOW at Carter’s Nursery! Call Jo or Sandra for more info at 731-424-2206

 

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



How To Create a Wildlife Garden Habitat

Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio, Inc. Present their Annual,

Summer Seminar Series : First Session

“How to Create a Wildlife Garden Habitat”

This Saturday, May 8th, 2010. From 9am till 2pm
This class is FREE ! ! ! So come on out and join us.

In this class we will teach you ‘How To’ get started on your Wildlife Habitat in your own backyard. There are several things to consider if you want to have the right living quarters for our feathered friends and other wildlife in your area. You not only need to know what attracts them to your area but how to keep them in your yard. All sorts of visitors will come to any yard but few will stay if they do not discover what they seek to sustain their life.

WHAT: Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio’s Summer Seminar Series;
“How to Create a Wildlife Garden Habitat”

WHEN: SATURDAY, MAY 8th, 2010 from 9am till ? This class is FREE

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

Call for more details :731-424-2206 or http://www.cartercountry.com or jocarter@charter.net



Creating A Schoolyard Habitat

Making a better world one “Habitat”at a time

Tennessean’s are special people . We love our land , we protect our environment and we pass these love’s and traditions on to our children . Some of my most precious childhood memory’s are in the garden or in the woods with my dad or grandad . My grandmothers on both sides were gardening guru’s in their own rights and they taught me many things that I still use in my everyday life . It stuck with me and now I make my living designing gardens and landscapes for other people and it is indeed a way of life for me and something I truly love .

A ‘Special’ Design

Not long ago I was asked to help in the development of a ‘Teaching Pond’ at a local school . The school found me through a program that I take part in called ‘Ponds for Kids’ . Ponds for Kids is sponsored by N.A.W.G.S ( North Am.Water Garden Society)  http://www.nawgs.org/ and is an amazing program .
I met with the faculty and discussed their wants and needs for the teaching pond to aid in the development of the design/plan . After doing some extensive research , I found a program that fits perfectly with what they wanted to do ! It’s called the Schoolyard Habitat Program and it’s sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation, http://www.nwf.org/schoolyard/. What a great idea ! An entire ‘Habitat’ with a pond , garden , bird feeders , bird houses & more . I immediately sat down and started drawing a plan , a plan that would have a teaching pond and a native garden with all the requirements to qualify to be a Schoolyard Habitat .
This habitat would provide an Awesome teaching environment ; Science , Biology , Ecology , Art , and a long list of other things could be taught and communicated through this classroom.
In the end this was a combined effort between the students, faculty and my company and it went great ! This Schoolyard Habitat will help educate kids for generations to come and it has and will continue to have a positive impact on the community . We’re sowing seeds for the future folks .

Gardening for Wildlife , Gardening for Life

All wildlife requires food, water, cover and places to reproduce and raise their young. Sound familiar? Our worlds are not that different. These four (4) elements are the basic requirements for creating a habitat .
It doesn’t stop at schoolyards either ! The NWF has a ‘Backyard Habitat’ program for folks who want to enjoy all that mother nature has to offer , right in your own back yard .What does it take you may ask ? The same four (4) basic elements (food , water , cover & places to reproduce and raise young) . How does a waterfall and pond sound , how about a blackberry patch or a native thicket of flowering fruit trees ? Trumpet honeysuckle and native perennials are also great for nectar and pollen in your new garden . Put up a few bird feeders and bird houses . How about a butterfly or bat house . All these things not only help support the wildlife in our areas they enrich our lives as well . How you manage your landscape can really have a positive effect on your health, your environment and your community. This is truly living the life Abundant ! Once you start , your hooked for life . For more information on making your backyard a ‘Backyard Habitat’ go to http://www.nwf.org/backyard/ .

I hope you all enjoy a wonderful gardening season !

– Here’s to the ‘Life Abundant’ !