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Before & After + 20 Years | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I LOVE before and after pictures of Landscapes. They are powerful! A simple idea can literally transform an area to something completely different. This one goes back a bit… 20 years or so. I came across these pictures while I was cleaning out some files and thought I would share them today. After all, it’s Thursday & everyone is posting throwback pics 😊

This area was planned to be a “Filler Area” in the landscape with cross ties and ground covers. BUT, I talked them into more…

This area beacame their favorite spot in and around the house. I took this after picture around 20 years after the initial installation while I was there to speak to a local Garden Club about Water Features in the Landscape. Still such a beautiful spot to spend time.

This is my offering for #Throwback Thursday😊

Have a great one!

 

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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Now Is The Time To Prepare For Spring! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

We are “Post Groundhog Day” & rapidly approaching Spring! You have been saving $$ and planning to put in that Water Feature you have always wanted… Now is a great time to start the process of Designing & getting on the Work Schedule!

Spring will be here soon & it will be time to feed our Koi again. Stay ahead of the pack and get on the schedule ASAP.

So many people wait till that perfect Spring day in April, the flowers are blooming and the birds are singing, and they say “Let’s do this”! When can you start? And I tell them 6 to 8 weeks… Most understand that we stay pretty busy, but many are disappointed in the waiting time. BUT, this is YOUR reminder😊 Give me a call now and let’s get you on the early Spring schedule- The seasonal clock 🕰 is ticking, stay ahead of the game.

Happy Pondering 🤔

 

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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Fall Is a Great Time To Work On Your Outdoor Spaces| Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Fall is the perfect time to improve on your Outdoor Living Areas. Patios, Firepits, Waterfalls, Pergolas, Lighting etc… Designing and Building the backyard paradise of your dreams is what we do 😉

We have a couple of spots left on our schedule for the Fall season. Call now to get your project designed and installed by years end!

PS: Your gonna Love ❤️ it!

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, TN

I had an enjoyable,in-depth conversation yesterday about Waterfalls & Design. I’m in the final design phase of a cool project with multiple Waterfeatures involved & as we went over the plans and sketchs on site we started getting in depth on how the different waterfalls would crash & turn & flow, etc… My client is really happy with the plans and ideas that we laid out and he gave the thumbs up to begin. Before we ever began his initial design he came by my office and looked at some of my work. We looked at many project photos & he and his wife even attended one of our Pond Tours. Yesterday he told me that I was a “Waterfall Master”…


They say it takes anywhere from 6-10 years to get great at something, depending on how often and how much you do it. And that it takes 10,000 + hours to master something, but I think it varies from person to person and depends on the skill and other factors.

Today is Wednesday ie; Hump Day – ie; Waterfall Wednesday 😊

I’ve collected quite a few pictures on my Pinterest page of Waterfalls, Water Gardens, Pondless Waterfalls, Ponds, etc. that we have designed and built over the last few decades – check some of em out today. A waterfall is a magical thing!

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Thanks!

Have a great Waterfall Wednesday!

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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When should I start planning my Spring Landscaping Project? | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Question : When should I start planning my Spring Landscaping Project?

Great question!

Answer : Right Away! The sooner the better! There is NO time like the present! Etc…

I literally just spoke with a nice lady on the phone about her dream landscape and water garden design. After we talked for a little while about her project she asked “When should we get together, April”? I said, how about next week? You can never start designing to early, and you will be first on the schedule when the weather breaks! “Wonderful” she replied!

The problem is, most people don’t call until Spring has already sprung… The trees are blooming, the birds are singing, and Excitement is in the air 🙂 Which is fine, but then you are on a schedule list that may be fairly long. Most of the time by April the 1st. we are already booked into late Spring to early Summer… To many people, that’s confusing. They ask – Why so long? Can’t you start next week? 😉 Believe me, I want to get to your project as soon as possible! BUT, the time to prepare for Spring is now – our Spring starts in February as soon as the ground is workable.

I hope this helps y’all get ahead of the “Spring rush”. Knowing is half the battle 🙂

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