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Today is The Day! Fall Fest. at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio is Happening NOW! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio Presents –The 20th. Annual Fall Festival & Water Garden Workshop!

Today is the day – 9am. till 2pm. “We have been holding this event for 20 years now & we’re still having FUN doing it! 😊 This is our way of saying THANK YOU to all of our customers and friends in the community”, says Mark Carter of Carters Nursery.

We love Fall around here 🙂 Come out and enjoy the day with us at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee. Go Vols!

  •  Workshops start at 9am
  • Pumpkin Carving starts at 10am.
  • Petting Zoo & Pony rides start at 10am.
  • We will be firing up the grills first thing to cook lunch for everyone. Be ready to eat by 11:30am.!

Mark will be cooking lunch at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio’s ‘Outdoor Kitchen’! “I’m firing up the Saffire Grill & The big AOG Grill too. Y’all come on out and have a great time with us on this 20th. Year Anniversary of Fall Fest.! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Our Water Garden Maintenance Class will touch all the bases on the things you need to know about your Water Garden to help you get through the coming Fall and Winter seasons. No matter if you’re new to the hobby or an old pro, there will be something for you.

The seasonal Water Garden maintenance classes are very informative. Learn how to take better care of your Pond, Fish & Aquatic Plants through the Fall & Winter months & HOW-TO be ready for a beautiful Spring! Starts at 9am sharp!

Jo will lead her annual ‘Hands On’ Pumpkin carving class (many people tell me this is their favorite part). Jo is a very accomplished “Pumpkin Carving artist” and will lead a hands on ‘How-to’ class!* AND we will have a “Best of Show” Pumpkin Contest! This will be fun and we will give awards for the Top 3 Pumpkins! (Call to sign up for this event please).

Here’s one of Mark’s crazy carvings… Have LOTS of FUN & take your pumpkin home from Jo’s pumpkin carving class! PLUS – this year there is a Best Jack-O-Lantern Contest!

Pet the bunny’s, chickens, geese, horses, lama’s and more at the petting zoo! PLUS there will be pony rides for the kids | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Pet the bunny’s, chickens, lama’s and more at the petting zoo! PLUS there will be pony rides for the kids | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

AND – there will be some Great sales & specials during this event, so don’t miss out on the chance for savings!

Y’all Come!

THIS IS A FREE EVENT!

WHAT: The 20th. Annual Fall Workshop and Festival
WHEN: SATURDAY, October 13th. – 9 am. to 2 pm.
WHERE: Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305

* The pumpkin carving class is $5.00 per person (includes pumpkin and carving tools). Kids MUST be supervised by a parent to take part in this class. Please call to pre-register for this class as supplies will be limited. For more info call Jo or Sandra at the Nursery 731-424-2206 or e-mail at cartercountry@charter



T minus 1 Week Till Fall Fest! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

1 week from today is our Annual Fall Fest & Water Garden Workshop! We do this every year to celebrate Fall with our customers and community! And, we include something for everyone in the family… Pond Maintenance classes, pumpkin 🎃 carving, pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, grilled food and more! Y’all come 😊

We love Fall around here 🙂 Come out and join us at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio for Fall Fest & bring the family! | Jackson, Tennessee

WHAT: The 20th. Annual Fall Fest & Water Garden Workshop
WHEN: SATURDAY, October 13th. – 9 am. to 2 pm.
WHERE: Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305

We will have:
– A Pumpkin carving class & CONTEST!*
– Treats for the kids
– A sale on water gardening products!
– A Sale on Fish and Aquatic Plants!                – Water Gardening experts on hand to answer all of your questions.

– A Petting Zoo and Pony rides for the kids! This is an AWESOME petting Zoo folks, so bring the kids out and Enjoy!
– Lunch from 11:30am.- 1pm.

* The pumpkin carving class is $5.00 per person (includes pumpkin and carving tools). Kids MUST be supervised by a parent to take part in this class. Please call to pre-register for this class as supplies will be limited. For more info call Jo or Sandra at the Nursery 731-424-2206 or e-mail at cartercountry@charter

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


Fall Fest. Video | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

WHAT: The 20th. Annual Fall Fest & Water Garden Workshop
WHEN: SATURDAY, October 13th. – 9 am. to 2 pm.
WHERE: Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305

We will have:
– A Pumpkin carving class & CONTEST!*
– Treats for the kids
– A sale on water gardening products!
– A Sale on Fish and Aquatic Plants!                – Water Gardening experts on hand to answer all of your questions.

– A Petting Zoo and Pony rides for the kids! This is an AWESOME petting Zoo folks, so bring the kids out and Enjoy!
– Lunch from 11:30am.- 1pm.
* The pumpkin carving class is $5.00 per person (includes pumpkin and carving tools). Kids MUST be supervised by a parent to take part in this class. Please call to pre-register for this class as supplies will be limited. For more info call Jo or Sandra at the Nursery 731-424-2206 or e-mail at cartercountry@charter

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


Fall Water Garden & Koi Pond Maintenance | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

What do I need to do to my Pond in the Fall & Winter? I get this question a LOT at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio this time of the season. So I publish this checklist every Fall and I hope it helps you.

PLANTS AND DEBRIS:
It’s time to cut back your Aquatic Plants! Remove all the plant debris and organic matter and compost or dispose. Excess organic matter can contribute to increased algae growth. A large amount of leaves collected in the bottom of your pond will decompose and produce tannins. This can be harmful to your fish and reduce water clarity. Leaves and falling debris can also collect in the stream & waterfalls and cause a plant dam. So keep those clear – AND It is very important to keep your skimmer net cleaned out regularly. If you have a lot of tress and don’t net your pond – you may need to check your skimmer DAILY.

Pond netting can be purchased at Carter’s Nursery & can make Fall chores less problematic and will make it easier on you during the winter. This will help make Spring Clean-Outs easier and faster too. – Also a dipper net is a handy tool to have by your pond.

What do I need to do to my Pond in the Fall & Winter? I get this question a LOT at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio this time of the year!

What do I need to do to my Pond in the Fall & Winter? I get this question a LOT at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio this time of the year!

HEALTHY FISH: When water temperatures reach 55 degrees stop feeding your fish or start using Low Temp fish food. (Available at Carter’s Nursery) At these temperatures, their metabolism slows down and eating normal food can make them sick or even cause death. You should always end their feeding cycle with Medicated or Low Temp Fish Food. Medicated and “regular” Fish Food should be finished by the time water temps reach 55 degrees. For an extended feeding time Low Temp can be fed as low as 45 degrees (check bag or ask a sales associate about feeding temps.)

Keep your Koi happy and healthy over the Fall & Winter.

Keep your Koi happy and healthy over the Fall & Winter with Cool Temp Koi Food.

COOL TEMP. WATER TREATMENTS & LOW TEMP BACTERIA treatments should be used until the water temp. reaches 32 degrees. This will keep the bacteria active in your pond and promote healthier water for your fish during a longer period of time. In Spring, as water temps return to 40 degrees you may start the bacteria again. However this will not mean you no-longer need to clean your pond in the Spring because you will still have fish waste and plant debris in your pond that needs to be removed.

Cool Temperature Water Treatments will really help your Water Quality AND they will help keep your fish healthy!

Cool Temperature Water Treatments will really help your Water Quality AND they will help keep your fish healthy!

HERE ARE A FEW TIPS TO ADD TO THIS LIST FOR WINTER:

WINTER BEAUTY: Leaving your waterfall running all season is Perfect here in West Tn.! As matter of fact, it will give you some beautiful photo ops 😊 During the fall & winter, birds love to come to your pond to drink fresh water & bathe and in winter months the running water will make some breath taking natural ice formations – So keep your camera handy. * In freezing weather be sure to watch out for ice dams. These can cause your pond to lose some excessive amounts of water. If this happens add water back in to your pond with a hose or bucket to bring your water levels back up.

Birds come all day long to get a drink and even bathe. Try setting up some feeders in your viewing area and watch them flock to the WATER!

ICE SAFETY: NEVER, NEVER, NEVER break the ice by banging on it. It can cause your fish to go into shock! To allow the escape of poisonous gasses, keep a hole open in the ice. This is IMPORTANT!!! It will keep the gases from building up under the ice and suffocating your fish. Keep the hole open by use of a floating De-Icer or by adding warm water from a water hose, bucket or pan of water. (If you use your water hose be sure to drain it when finished-to keep it from freezing and bursting, or keep it in your garage).

If you turn your pond off in a bad freeze, use a floating heater/de-icer to maintain a hole in the ice to exchange gases/oxygen for your fish’s health and well being. You can purchase a floating pond heater at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio.

I hope this helps a bit 😊 Have a Great Fall season!

Thanks,

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


Fall Fest at Carters Nursery | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio Presents –The 20th. Annual Fall Festival & Water Garden Workshop! Saturday, October 13th. is the day – 9am. till 2pm. “We have been holding this event for 20 years now & we’re still having FUN doing it! 😊 This is our way of saying THANK YOU to all of our customers and friends in the community”, says Mark Carter of Carters Nursery.

We love Fall around here 🙂 Come out and enjoy the day with us at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee. Go Vols!

Workshops, Pumpkin Carving class & a Pumpkin Carving Contest*, Pony rides, a fun Petting Zoo, Sales nursery wide – There is something for EVERYONE & LOTS of FUN for the whole family! We will be firing up the grills and cooking lunch for everyone again this year too! So bring your appetite!

Mark will be cooking lunch at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio’s ‘Outdoor Kitchen’! “I’m firing up the Saffire Grill & The big AOG Grill too. Y’all come on out and have a great time with us on this 20th. Year Anniversary of Fall Fest.! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Our Water Garden Maintenance Class will touch all the bases on the things you need to know about your Water Garden to help you get through the coming Fall and Winter seasons. No matter if you’re new to the hobby or an old pro, there will be something for you.

The seasonal Water Garden maintenance classes are very informative. Learn how to take better care of your Pond, Fish & Aquatic Plants through the Fall & Winter months & HOW-TO be ready for a beautiful Spring!

Jo will lead her annual ‘Hands On’ Pumpkin carving class (many people tell me this is their favorite part). Jo is a very accomplished “Pumpkin Carving artist” and will lead a hands on ‘How-to’ class!* AND we will have a “Best of Show” Pumpkin Contest! This will be fun and we will give awards for the Top 3 Pumpkins! (Call to sign up for this event please).

Here’s one of Mark’s crazy carvings… Have LOTS of FUN & take your pumpkin home from Jo’s pumpkin carving class! PLUS – this year there is a Best Jack-O-Lantern Contest!

Pet the bunny’s, chickens, geese, horses, lama’s and more at the petting zoo! PLUS there will be pony rides for the kids | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Pet the bunny’s, chickens, lama’s and more at the petting zoo! PLUS there will be pony rides for the kids | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

AND – there will be some Great sales & specials during this event, so don’t miss out on the chance for savings!

Y’all Come!

THIS IS A FREE EVENT!

WHAT: The 20th. Annual Fall Workshop and Festival
WHEN: SATURDAY, October 13th. – 9 am. to 2 pm.
WHERE: Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305

We will have:
– A Pumpkin carving class & CONTEST!*
– Treats for the kids
– A sale on water gardening products!
– A Sale on Fish and Aquatic Plants!
– Water Gardening experts on hand to answer all of your questions.
– A Petting Zoo and Pony rides for the kids! This is an AWESOME petting Zoo folks, so bring the kids out and Enjoy!
– Lunch from 11:30am.- 1pm.
* The pumpkin carving class is $5.00 per person (includes pumpkin and carving tools). Kids MUST be supervised by a parent to take part in this class. Please call to pre-register for this class as supplies will be limited. For more info call Jo or Sandra at the Nursery 731-424-2206 or e-mail at cartercountry@charter



Post Labor Day – Fall Season is Upon Us | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Well It seems like we were here just the other day.. Back from the long weekend that says bye-bye to Summer & hello to Fall. WOW how time flies!

The Fall season starts now 😊

The lady’s stop wearing white… Family’s  flock to the cotton fields to take their Fall Family Photos… The nights get cooler & the hint of color appears in select trees in the landscape. It’s also time for Fall Gardening to kick in! Come on Turnip Greens!

If your gonna grow some Turnip greens, try a variety called ‘Seven Top’ . I think they are the best greens out there. These don’t grow a turnip root though… Just the best greens!

We will be getting in Fall annuals and veggies soon. Pumpkins and gourds too. AND all our Fall events  start soon – The 1st of which is our annual Moonlight Pond Tour!

Saturday, September 22nd is the night of the Moonlight Tour. Moonlight Pond Tour tickets are $20 ea. (kids under 12 are FREE!). 100% of ALL ticket sales & donations go to the Jackson Animal Care Center!

Im excited about Fall!

  •  Fall Planting
  • Fall Pond Maintenance
  • Fall Festivals
  • Fall Moonlight Pond Tour
  • Fall Workshops
  • Fall weather
  • Pumpkins
  • Fall Color

 

Y’all come by and see us 😊

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



Carters Nursery Pond & Patios 19th. Annual Fall Fest. & Water Garden Workshop. Saturday, October 21st.

Jackson, Tn. –

Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio presents – The 19th. Annual Fall Festival & Water Garden Workshop, Saturday, October 21st. We have been holding this free event for 19 years now & still having FUN doing it! 😊 This is our way of saying THANK YOU to all of our customers and friends in the community.
Workshops, Pumpkin Carving, Pony rides & a fun Petting Zoo – There is something for EVERYONE! LOTS of FUN for the whole family! AND tradition demands it – so we will be firing up the grills and cooking lunch for everyone again this year! So bring your appetite!

Mark will fire up the grills and cook up plenty for everyone! Come have lunch at Carters Nursery!

We will touch all the bases on the things you need to know about your Water Garden to help you get through the coming Fall and Winter seasons. No matter if you’re new to the hobby or an old pro, there will be something for you.

We have maintenance classes & a great Q&A for attendees! Everyone loves to learn more about their Water Features. Even the kids have fun.

Jo will lead her annual ‘Hands On’ Pumpkin carving class (many people tell me this is their favorite part). Jo is a very accomplished “Pumpkin Carving artist” and will lead a hands on ‘How-to’ class!* (Call to sign up please)

Jo’s pumpkin carving is always a hit!

DON’T forget the AWESOME ‘Petting Zoo’ – ALL the kids LOVE the animals & of course, the pony rides!

Pet the bunny’s, chickens, lama’s and more at the petting zoo! PLUS there will be pony rides for the kids | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio.

Plus there will be some Great sales & specials during the event, so don’t miss out on the chance for savings!

Y’all Come!

THIS IS A FREE EVENT!

WHAT: The 19th. Annual Fall Workshop and Festival
WHEN: SATURDAY, October 21st. – 9 am. to 2 pm.
WHERE: Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305
We will have:
– A Pumpkin carving class & CONTEST!*
– Treats for the kids
– A sale on water gardening products!
– A Sale on Fish and Aquatic Plants!
– Water Gardening experts on hand to answer all of your questions.
– A Petting Zoo and Pony rides for the kids! This is an AWESOME petting Zoo folks, so bring the kids out and Enjoy!
– Lunch from 11:30am.- 1pm.
* The pumpkin carving class is $5.00 per person (includes pumpkin and carving tools). Kids MUST be supervised by a parent to take part in this class. Please call to pre-register for this class as supplies will be limited. For more info call Jo or Sandra at the Nursery 731-424-2206 or e-mail at cartercountry@charter