Carter's Water Garden


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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Waterfall Wednesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I was onsite at a recent residential project the other day and the sun was at a pleasing angle so I snapped a few pictures for comparison.  Later in the evening I  looked through some of the images, like I do many days, and I was blown away! It’s really nice to look back at how a garden has matured and developed over time. And you can really tell when someone is involved with their landscape and garden. 

I Love ❤️ Watergardens! This is just a snippet of this feature, but I love this view. And the sound is so relaxing 😌

I Love ❤️ My Job!

And –

I love ❤️  #waterfallwednesday! 


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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! 

#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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Today. 8am-2pm. Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio. Y’all Come!

Saturday’s are always busy at Carters Nursery! Plants, Mulch, Flowers, Fish and more! Come by and pay us a visit 😊 This is a Great Weekend for Gardening! 

Carters Nursery is open today 8am till 2pm. | Jackson, Tennessee | Y’all Come!


Sale – Boston fern, Kimberly Queen, Macho fern, Petunias, Purple Hearts, Wandering Jew, and more! 5 for $50! 💥

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

I had several calls on the radio yesterday for info on leveling and repairing lawns. I’ll tell you the secret – Sifted, screened topsoil!  & a few pieces of Sod… 

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

We have quality Top Soil and Mulch as well. 

Mulch & screened Top Soil by the scoop | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio


Stop on by today from 8-2pm and load up on some Garden Supplies. Saturday’s are all about the Garden at Carters ❤️


Have a Great Weekend! 

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 ❤️


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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Friday Radio Report | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Good Morning! It’s Friday and I am coming at ya’ LIVE from WNWS studio in Downtown Jackson, Tennessee with the man, the myth, the Legend- YES – Seabass! On the 180! 

I Love ❤️ being on the 180 on Friday’s! Tune into 101.5 FM & call in with ALL your questions! 731-423-8101 💥

I will be taking ALL your calls about Outdoor Living, Water Gardens, Plants, Gardening, Hummingbirds & you name it! The # is 731-423-8101 OR you can text your questions to 731-277-5155. 

Carters Nursery is open for retail business! Our new days and hours are Thursday 9-5. Friday 9-4 & Saturday 8-2! Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday are call ahead service by appt. only – 731-424-2206 ~ Y’all Come. | Jackson, Tennessee

The weather is gonna be perfect 👌🏼 for gardening this weekend! So come by and grab what you need today or Saturday morning. We will be open 8-2 on Saturday. 
We have : 

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

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

Using quality Water Treatments is important! Keep using your Beneficial Bacteria throughout the Spring and Summer for a cleaner, healthier pond. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

Flowers, hanging baskets, perennials, mulch, sand, gravel, chicken 🐓 poop, garden supplies & MORE!

Hanging baskets & LOTS of COLOR! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee


Every Friday is Fishy Friday! Come in and get a great price on Koi!

For the entire month of May every Friday is a “Fishy Friday”! That means all of the fish you purchase are at a 20% discount! TGIFF! | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

PS: Carters Nursery is open to serve you! But, please remember to be courteous 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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Saturday Shopping | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Good Morning to ALL! It’s Memorial Day weekend & Carters Nursery is OPEN for Business! 

We have some BEAUTIFUL plants and Flowers 🌺 for you today at Carters Nursery!

This is our 1st. Fully opened Saturday this year folks! So y’all come 😊 

And for a special treat in honor of Memorial Day, everyone who comes in will get a special gift! A beautiful Purple Heart plant! 💜

All visitors will get a Purple Heart Vine to take home today! Beautiful & hardy, these plants provide beauty and color for your garden. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

It’s a beautiful morning! We are open today from 8am until 2pm. We look forward to seeing you at Carters Nursery! 


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 Ahead Service With A Smile! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

It’s Saturday and Carters Nursery is open for “Curbside Pickup of Supplies & Loading of Bulk Products Like Mulch, Top Soil, Stone & more”.
It’s easy! Call in with your order & pay by phone. An invoice will be emailed to you. Then pull up and we will load your order for you with a smile. 

Mulch will do more than look great! It will stabilize the soil temperature around your plants, retain moisture & help suppress weeds | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

 We have all your Water Garden Supplies including Fish Food in stock! 

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

Plants as well! 

Annuals, Hanging Baskets & Shrubs | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

We are open today from 8 till 2 to serve you! Give us a call if we can help 😊

 

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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Friday Radio Report | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Good morning from The All New Carlock Nissan! I am coming at you live from 9-11am with the 180 Crew – Dan Reaves & Seabass! Call in with ALL your questions- 731-423-8101 or text us at 731-277-5155.

Stop by Carlock this morning and say Hi’!

Come by today and test drive one of these Beautiful cars and trucks! Say HI’ to Big Steve and the great Carlock Crew!

Spring is almost here! It’s time to get out in the Garden!

FYI: For the safety and well being of our customers and employees we have elected to cancel/reschedule our annual spring fest. New dates TBA.

Heres a link to events at Carters Nursery in 2020 https://cartersgarden.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/carters-nursery-pond-patio-events-2020-jackson-tennessee/

Spring is Coming!

Lots to do in the Landscape in preparation for Spring! Get out there and stay ahead of the game!

  • Trimming & Pruning
  • Cleanup
  • mower & tool maintenance
  • cool season gardening
  • planting shrubs & trees
  • mulching
  • Dormant Oil for fruit trees and Crepe Myrtles!
  • Clean your Water Garden!
  • Dreaming and planning 😊

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

Cool Season Water Treatments are important! Keep using your Cool Season Beneficial Bacteria throughout the early Spring for a cleaner, healthier pond. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

We also carry Garden Supplies, top soil & Mulch! It’s time to start gardening in Tennessee!

Simple pruning tools, Dormant oil, Organic Insecticides & compost will make gardening healthy and fun 😎

 

Every Friday is Fishy Friday! Come in and get a great price on Koi!

Throughout the Late Winter & EarlySpring months, every Friday is a “Fishy Friday”! That means all of the fish you purchase are at a 20% discount! TGIFF! | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Spring is almost here! 

Have a great weekend!

I’m on with the 180 Crew – Dan Reaves & 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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Shrubs, Flowers & Mulch – Check, Check & Check! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I was asked, “When is the best time to plant a tree or shrub”? I answered, tongue in cheek, “20 years ago”…. 😊 The 2nd Best time to plant? NOW!!

The Plants are looking GREAT at Carters Nursery! The Azaleas are in bloom! The hydrangeas are flushing out beautifully! The Perennials are all emerging nicely! And all is right in the world 😊❤️

Everything is looking so nice! Come in today and see what I’m talking about! 😊

Y’all come!

 

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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