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Pond Tip Tuesday | Design Tips For The Perfect Pond | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

Water features are popping up everywhere and it seems everyone wants a backyard Pond or Water Feature.

Water features come in many forms… Bubbling Fountains, Pondless Waterfalls, Ornamental Koi Ponds and so much more! My single biggest request is to design and install Custom Residential Watergardens and Ponds! Everyone wants their own personal Oasis! And Why Not? They add so much to your life. But remember, If it’s worth doing , it’s worth doing right.

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

– First , look around at some local Water Features and talk to some people who have one in their life. Identify some interesting design elements that you like and may want to incorporate into yours. Streams, bridges, lighting, fish caves, waterfalls, jets, etc, etc…

 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 Pond Tours all over this country and there’s no better way to learn about what its like to have a Waterfall in your own backyard than on a good Pond Tour! In fact, we have our Annual ‘Moonlight Pond Tour’ coming up on Saturday, September 18th.! See some gorgeous Ponds and Waterfalls with extensive night lighting. You will find Inspiration and ideas galore! 💥

– If and when you need some help with your design, call a professional Pond Designer! When I need help outside of my Specialty, and I want something done right the first time, that’s what I do. AND – Be choosy! Make sure your dealing with a qualified Waterfeature Specialist ( like a C.A.C. – Certified Aquascape Contractor ), PS: it’s probably NOT the guy mowing your grass… Check references! Look at Their work (older and more recent)! And Always get a written contract! I have successfully installed thousands of Water Features over the last 32 years and would be more than happy to help you in your quest for the perfect Backyard Water Feature!

Getting a Backyard Pond is one of the most rewarding things you will ever do for yourself!

Viva La’ Ponds!

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 | #waterfallwednesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

After 3 back to back rain days, a sunny morning is welcome! Especially on Waterfall Wednesday!

Crazy Legs here is showing out! Why not… It’s #waterfallwednesday

The halfway point to the week seems to come faster in the Spring… Don’t let it slip by! Get outside today! It’s Waterfall Wednesday 😊

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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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#Throwbackthursday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Here’s a beautiful “Disappearing Fountain” that we built a few years back. I just love the old Spilling Bowl that creates the uppermost Waterfall. It just feels good… Here’s to Waterfalls!

This little Water Feature creates such an intimate feeling in the Garden. And the range of sounds that it produces is just amazing 🤩

What day is it? Come on , you know what day it is… That’s right! It’s Throwback Thursday 💥


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

Yes, time is flying by 🌬 So you must be having FUN 🤩 I know I am! It’s Springtime in Tennessee… Here we are at the halfway point of yet another week. Some people call it hump day 🐫… I call it #waterfallwednesday! 💥

A wonderful client sent this to me the other morning. We installed this waterfall over a decade ago and it’s still looking great! Add in her beautiful landscape and awesome pool… It’s a jaw dropper 😳

When you have a Waterfall in your backyard, every day is waterfall day! 💥

Here’s a closeup from under the bridge. I just LOVE this Water Feature! ❤️

Enjoy this beautiful day! And try to enjoy a Waterfall today! After all, “It’s #waterfallwednesday”! 💥

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Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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http://www.cartercountry.com

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It’s High Time You Got That Water Feature You’ve Been Wanting! | Carters Nursery, Pond and Patio | Jackson, TN

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

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

We are open Tuesday Wednesday Thursday & Friday from 8am. – 5pm. Saturday from 8-2!

Water Features for most any budget! Koi Ponds, Waterfalls, Pondless Waterfalls, Recreation Ponds, Disappearing Fountains & Classic Fountains, including Custom Design Services and Complete Installation.
We offer Easy Financing as well as an 18 Months Same as Cash option where you pay 0 % Interest and no fees! Yes! 💥 Winner Winner 🐓 🍽

Spring has Sprung at Carters Nursery!

Y’all Come,

Mark Carter

Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

2846 Old Medina Rd.

Jackson, TN 38305

731-424-2206

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Monday’s Moment Of Zen | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I worked on my own Gardens yesterday! It was such a beautiful day and thank goodness, with Jo and Jacobs help, we got it looking really good! We are back to feeding our Koi again as well, so I got that going for me 😊 When we went to clean this little Disappearing Fountain up, I was blown away by the lack of maintenance that it takes to keep this little Water Feature looking great! These few leaves in the water in the lower basin was really all there was to clean up after Winter. I just Love ❤️ this little Water Feature!

This is my offering for your Monday Moment of Zen. I hope you enjoy this beautiful 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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Waterfall Wednesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Germantown, TN

Yes, it’s already #waterfallwednesday again… And I wanted to share this beautiful little waterfall. Is it a natural Waterfall? Or, did I design and build it? In other words… “Is it live or is it Memorex”?

Drum 🥁 Roll… We actually designed and built this one several years ago in a shady backyard in Germantown Tennessee. Boom 💥

That is why it’s so important to use specimen quality stone! Native Aquatic Plants are a big part as well! And don’t leave out drift wood, mossy stumps and the like, they make it so much more ‘Naturally Beautiful’!

Enjoy your day! #waterfallwednesday!

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 just LOVE #waterfallwednesday! It’s the day of the week that I try to share a beautiful Waterfall that we have designed and built at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio. Many are Waterfalls that we designed and created from scratch. And others are Waterfalls that we rehabbed and/or completely tore out and rebuilt.

Check out this new Waterfall. We completely tore out the old feature and reimagined/redesigned what it could be. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

A good part of our business is the rehabilitation of and/or the complete rebuilding of existing Water Features. So many people want and need their Water features to be more Functional, Lower Maintenance and… More aesthetically pleasing 😊 This project covered all those bases.

A low maintenance Pondless Waterfall was just what the Dr. ordered. Before, they were never happy with the looks of the waterfall and they had to add water daily to keep from burning the pump out. Plus, all their fish died…

A beautiful, low maintenance Waterfall will change your life! Enjoy Waterfall Wednesday!

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

Waterfall memories, ie; throwbacks, are pretty Awesome! When people ask me, Mark, what do you do? I usually say “I design & build Waterfalls!” And, I LOVE my job! ❤️Now, as we get ready to move into another season, I realize that I’ve been doing this for 32 years! That’s a LOT of Waterfalls!

So for my Throwback today, here’s a link to an older collection of Water Feature Pictures that we have Designed & Built through the years. This is just the tip of the iceberg of what we have designed and built at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio, but its a diverse collection. Have a Great #Throwbackthursday! Check the link 👇🏻


Enjoy your day! I can actually see the weekend from here 😊

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, Tennessee

Throwback Thursday is always fun! It seems like most of my Throwbacks have lots of meaning and importance to me… I guess that’s what makes them worth the time 😊 This one for sure! My son actually tee’d this one up for me today ❤️ He made a post on Facebook today that I’m using my for this Thursday’s Throwback, check it out 👇🏻

Jacobs post – “I’m part of an amazing Tribe! The word got out we were looking for some help on a Pond Squad build and 22 Certified Aquascape Contractors showed up on their own! We are shooting in Alabama and people came from Texas, Georgia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and one couple drove all the way down from New Hampshire! I love what I do and the people I do it with! “ #pondsquad

This project was 5 years ago in Gulf Shores, Alabama and was hosted by Gulf Shores Aquascape (shout out to Motel and Buford!) Jacob was 13 years old at the time & was over the top Thrilled to able to go with his dad! But the BIG thrill was the fact that we would be working on the ‘New’ Gulf Coast Zoo project! 💥 A little backstory here – he has grown up loving the Gulf Coast Zoo! Nicknamed “The little Zoo That Could” after surviving Hurricane Ivan in 2005! The little zoo won worldwide love and acclaim and the donations started rolling in. The writing was on the wall. The Zoo must grow and must never face another disaster like Ivan again! Which meant, Relocation! Cut to 2015 and the 1st Water Feature was being installed in the New Zoo – “The Little Zoo That Grew” in its New Location! The Waterfalls and Landscape on ‘Spider Monkey Island’ was the first BIG Water Feature for the Zoo, and it was being installed by Professional Waterfall Builders (CAC’s) on a TV 📺 Show to boot! Jacob was strait up thrilled!

Spider Monkey Island turned out fantastic! Tens of thousands of people a season will enjoy this one for years to come 😊 Jacob has a lifetime pass to the Zoo, given to him by Joey, the owner for his help and dedication to the Zoo! 💥 So he’s got that going for him 😂

Here’s a picture from many years ago at the Little Zoo with Sita, a white tiger cub. He’s gotten to have many animal encounters over the years, but he really loves those Tigers!

Here he is at a much younger age, playing with a young Tiger Cub named Sita’. Jacobs love of the Gulf Coast Zoo runs deep 😊


After we finished the Zoo, we did the residential project pictured above with the group that worked on both. Here’s a cleaned up picture with the landscaping and mulching complete and ready for the “reveal” on TV.

Jacob, Shane and I got up early early the next morning, bought 50 bags of mulch and went back over to this one and did all the mulching and touch ups to be ready for the cameras. Things like this were great teachable moments for him! Attention to details and the last touch ups are the difference between a good job and a Great one!


Here he is learning a bit about how to operate a track hoe, at 13 years old! Yes, he’s experienced for a young un’!

Yep, he’s good sized for a 13 year old! You should see him now 👀 6’3” 225!

I hope I didn’t get too carried away 😊 It’s just, good memories are worth gold. Especially on #Throwbackthursday!

Have a great night!


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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