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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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I’m a FOOL for an April’s Day! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Looking at the extended weather forecast, it’s looking like NO FROST through April 15th. 😊(My frost cutoff date)! Which means, time to get out in the garden in earnest!

Come by the Nursery and check us out! Lots of new plants & more coming in as we speak! Plus we are fully stocked with Aquatic Plants, Fish, Pond Supplies, Mulch & Top Soil too!

Spring is in Ful Swing at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio!

Y’all come 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
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Time To Apply Dormant Oil To Your Fruit Trees & Crepe Myrtles | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Question – When do I apply Dormant Oil to my fruit trees & Crepe Myrtles?

I got this question Friday on the radio & wanted to expound on my answer a bit… The name really says it all – Dormant oil… You apply it when your trees are fully dormant, before the buds break in late winter/early Spring. Its the first step in any fruit tree spray program and maybe the most important. When you spray your trees with this product, it will smother overwintering insects like – aphids, scale & mites. It will also kill their eggs. Don’t skimp, wet the tree limbs and trunk down till they are soaking wet & dripping.

Inexpensive and easy to apply, Dormant Oil is your first step in a fruit tree spray program! AND a tool to help combat Crepe Myrtle Bark Scale. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Dormant oil will have an added emulsifier to help it mix with water in your sprayer. But shake it well and shake it often 🙂
Make sure to spray on a day where it will be above freezing for at least 24 hours! The next couple of weeks will be the perfect time to do this here in West Tennessee.

Dormant oil is also a way to help control the Crepe Myrtle Bark Scale (CMBS) that have invaded our area! Dormant Oil is a good first step in a control program for these new, invasive insects! For more info on CMBS click here – https://ag.tennessee.edu/news/Pages/NR-2018-04-CMBSTaskForce.aspx

Applying Dormant Oil is a great way to start the season! Let’s do all we can to fight CMBS!

A little more advice – clean up last years leaf matter, fallen fruit and branches, etc. This will help insure that overwintering insects and fungi are out of the way.

I Hope this helps you get started down the road to better quality fruit and healthier Crepe Myrtles!

Here’s to Spring!

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
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The Time is Right For Spring Planting! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

It’s that time of the year Again! The Plants are coming out of the Greenhouses & the whole world is turning green and blooming! 😍

The plants are out and are looking Good! LOTS of Perennial Flowers & Blooming Shrubs. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

It’s finally past our Frost Date (April 15th.) & Earth Day is this weekend (Sunday April 22nd.)! 🌎 I normally recommend holding off to plant many tender plants until Earth Day!

We have LOTS of Plants ready to go! –

  •  Shrubs
  • Trees
  • Perennials
  • Herbs
  • Annuals
  • Aquatic Plants
  • Annuals/Tropicals

    Spring Planting is always exciting for me 😊  I LOVE the Plants & the Nursery in the Spring! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Plants, Plants & More Plants!

This is also a great time to fertilize all those shrubs and trees. And a great time to amend your garden soil.

We have organic compost and gardening supplies at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Simple pruning tools, organic fertilizers and natural compost will make gardening healthy and fun 😎

We have a full line of Garden Supplies, including Heirloom Seeds, Organic Fertilizers, Organic Insect control, Dormant oil & more. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Its time to plant folks 😊 Come In & we will help you get started.

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

 



Friday Radio Report – The Rivers are Rising – Blue Sky’s Prevail! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

GREAT Show today with Dan Reaves & Sea Bass – The 180 Crew!

LOTS of comments today on the sheer amount of rainfall we have had this year… Over 20″ so far and we are just kicking off March! The rivers are mostly all at flood stage & they even called school out yesterday because of local flooding. BUT, just walk outside today and breath in some fresh air, look up into that bluebird sky and the feeling of Spring takes you. Blue sky’s have prevailed! 🙂 What a gorgeous start to what looks to be a ‘Perfect Weekend’!

Call in every Friday from 10-11am with ALL your gardening and Outdoor Lifestyle questions – 731-423-8101. You can TEXT in too – 731-277-5155.

What happened on the show today? We had several calls and a TON of texts! We couldn’t get to all of them, but here are a few highlights –

  • Our own Sea Bass is going to try his hand at growing some peaches! He is going to plant some China Pearl peaches because they are his favorite! We will keep you posted …
  • We had some interest in getting a Gas Fire Pit with a “Cowboy Cooker” – that’s a removable grilling, cooking accessory that you can add to a Fire Pit.  We do install these and I hope the caller comes by and that I can help him further.
  • We talked about using Juniper as a groundcover on a sunny hillside that’s hard to mow.

And mainly that this is a great time to get out and catch up on gardening chores – trimming and pruning, weeding, aerating & overseeding lawn grass, fertilizing, mulching, spraying Dormant Oil, applying pre-emergent herbicides to your lawn and flower beds, etc…

Another great Friday show is in the books & I want to thank everyone who calls in and everyone who listens! You can Listen &/or call in with your questions every Friday from 10 – 11 am. at WNWS 101.5 FM in Jackson, TN. You can also listen on your smart phone on your TuneIn App.! This is a LIVE show and we appreciate your calls and questions! The number is 731-423-8101. You can also TEXT in your inquiries to 731-277-5155.

Now is the time! Spring is upon us…

Have a GREAT Weekend! Happy Pondering,

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



What can I do to help my fruit trees? | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN
February 1, 2018, 11:06 am
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Question : What can I do to help my fruit trees?

I did a short blog a few days ago to remind everyone that its a good time to apply dormant oil to your fruit trees. That led to several phone calls and conversations on what other things I need to do NOW… So I want to expound on that topic. I gave a slight mention of trimming and cleaning up around your fruit trees – but this is a big deal! here’s a short list of things to do right now –

  •  Trim/prune your fruit trees. Remove dead or diseased branches, crossing branches, touching or rubbing limbs, remove suckers, etc. Open them up a little and manage their size while pruning.
  • Clean up all trimmings and last years leaf matter etc. This is HUGE and will help in pest management!
  • Fertilize with an Organic fertilizer that is labeled for edibles.
  • Apply Dormant oil! Really wet it down from top to bottom and shake often to keep the oil emulsified in the sprayer.
  • Make sure you mulch! It will help stabilize the soil temp. & moisture level in the soil. PLUS – it will protect your tree from being damaged by mowers and string trimmers – the #1 reason for ornamental tree damage.

    This is one of my favorite fertilizers! Organic and your fruit tastes great! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

    Later in the season, use an organic spray on your trees to help produce beautiful, pest free fruit!

    Use a good fruit tree spray after the blooms fall to help produce pest free, delicious fruit.

Do these things over the next few weeks and expect a great year of homegrown fruit!

 

Dilly, Dilly 🙂

 

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