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Friday Radio Report…

Happy New Year! It’s my first show of the 2019 season & as always, it was FUN with the 180’ Crew!!!

LOTS of texts about gardening today –

  •  Plants to prevent insects? Marigolds, mums, lavender, rosemary, lemon grass just to name a few.
  • Is black or red mulch painted? No, it’s dyed. It’s generally safe but can be made from recycled wood instead of bark. Check it out
  • can I trim crepe myrtles now? Yes!

Lori Nunnery was in the house today to fill us in on what’s happening in Jackson this weekend. LOTS of music! And much, much more! Check out this link for full details – https://jacksontn.com/tourism/

We had a couple of young men in the studio today to talk about an exciting upcoming play – The Great Gatsby!

Keaton & Jarred, along with several other actors from USJ are putting on a show next weekend (January 11th., 12th & 13th). For more info or to get tickets call 731-664-0812. The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. 

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.!

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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Friday Radio Report…

Great show with the 180’ Crew on this Thanksgiving holiday! The studio was full! – Lori Nunnery, LoLo, Downtown Ricky Brown, Dan, Sea Bass & myself!! Full House!

The talk was all over the place and Fun! I can’t even list all the categories…

  •  Food! Of course 😊
  • Being Thankful!
  • Pets
  • Weather
  • Family
  • Christmas
  • Gardening
  • Seasonal Koi Pond’s
  • When to stop feeding your Koi
  • Composting all these leaves
  • Traffic!
  • Shopping on Holidays
  • The worst whipping you ever got as a kid 😩

A great music event fundraiser coming up on Dec  14th. That benefits RIFA – Come down and help LoLo and friends raise some $$- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-our-jackson-home-holiday-show-hosted-by-lolo-tickets-52037222734

We are still building waterfalls as long as the weather holds. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Fun show! Enjoy this long holiday weekend with family and friends !

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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Friday Radio Report…

What a FUN show today! Lots of calls and texts today with Fall Gardening questions and LOTS of questions about this weekends FROST event…

  •  Move your house plants and tropical back inside…
  • Think about your pets! Cold nights coming!
  • Think about rodent proofing your home- pack steel wool around pipes and cracks in the foundation and maybe a few traps outside… They are coming 💀
  • Get your furnace checked out!
  • Get fire pit cleaned up and ready! Fire it Up!
  • I ❤️ Fall!

Question – What to to do with Armadillos? Live trap, repellents like cayenne pepper and castor oil.

Our favorite RealEstate personality Beth Haltom – won last nights “Dancing with the Stars” event at the Star Centers big event at the Fair Grounds! Congratulations Beth!

Congratulations to the Dancing with the Stars 2018 mirror ball trophy winners! Beth Sigler Haltom and Ontoni Reedy!

We also had special guest Lori Nunnery with Visit Jackson TN – http://www.visitjacksontn.com She talked about events all over the area this weekend! LOTS of Fall Fests and events going on!  

Lori with Visit Jackson Tn. http://www.visitjacksontn.com

Grubs Grocery in the house!!! Thanks Lori!

Great stuff from Gruns! Check em out – http://www.grubbsgrocery.com/

Today is FRIDAY! And that means… Fishy Friday at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio! Come in and save $$!

For the next few weeks 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

Thanks to the 180 Crew and all the callers!

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
www.cartercountry.com


Friday Radio Report…

It’s FRIDAY again & another great show is in the books! Thank you for all the calls and comments!

The headline today should read : Fall is finally here! The weather finally caught up to the calendar 😊 It’s going to feel perfect tomorrow for our Fall Fest! Y’all come

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

We had some great calls today  –

  •  Can we still plant? Yes! In fact, this is the best time of the year to plant shrubs and trees!
  • planting salad veggies – lettuce, beets, carrots, radishes, scallions, etc. Greens too like spinach and turnips.
  • Can I trim and prune my shrubs and trees? Some light trimming if needed, but leave most until winter dormancy and early Spring.
  • one man purchased a building site lot that has sub surface springs and he now can’t build on it! Can he plant fruit trees? Quick answer, probably… Need to do more research, this might have a fix?

– We also got several texts and we really appreciate your text questions too! We don’t always get to answer all of them on the air but we try to get to as many as we can.

In other News – Today of course is “Fishy Friday” at the nursery- Come by and save $$! AND- we are extending this 20% sale on Fish through Saturday this week! So come on!

For the next few weeks 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

Great show today!!! Thanks to ALL the callers!

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.!

PS : Help me share this video for tomorrow’s Fall Fest!

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


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

Did you tune in today? If you did, you got a treat! FUN! 🙂 If you didn’t you missed a GREAT show! LOTS of calls and LOTS of TEXTS! WOW! Thanks for all the Love!

We talked a bit about FALL! Tomorrow is the 1st day of the Fall Season! The Autumnal Equinox…

The Autumnal equinox is the moment when the Sun appears to cross the celestial equator, heading southward. The day and night times are equal! From here the days keep getting shorter until the Winter Solstice on December 21st.

We also talked about the Moonlight Pond Tour! This is a rain or shine event and is a fundraiser for the Jackson Animal Care Center. 100% of the money goes to help them, so please come out and enjoy a great evening and know that you are helping the animals.

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!

Crepe Myrtle Bark Scale is becoming a BIG problem! Here is a link to info from UT to help deal with this problem –

We also talked about a promotion that we are running at the Nursery on Koi and other Pond Fish! It’s called “Fishy Fridays” and f you have been wanting to get some new fish at a great price, this is for you!

For the next few weeks 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

Thanks for the calls and texts and Thanks for a GREAT Summer season at Carters Nursery! We LOVE our customers and this whole community!

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.!

Have a GREAT weekend!

PS: See y’all at the Moonlight Pond Tour! #moonlightpondtour

 

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



100 Strait Days of Blogging! | Milestones Are Cool :) | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I’ve been blogging for quite  few years now (since 2008), but not every day. I decided January 1st. of this year to commit myself to doing a daily blog. I have a lot to say and share so I decided to put it out there. I also decided that it doesn’t always have to be about the Garden or the Koi Pond, it could be more personal and about things that I experience in my day to day life.

I LOVE to meet and make new friends! 🙂 That’s a lot of what this daily blog is about.

Now that I’ve gotten used to the daily task of writing something, it has led to several things that I am enjoying every week. I do a short video every Monday morning of a Pond or Waterfall that I have designed/built and post it for all to see – the “Monday Morning Moment of Zen”. Then I have been trying to display and talk about Koi on Wednesdays, Koi are a passion of mine. So Wednesdays are for the – “Hump Day Koi Fix”… Friday is a report on the Radio Program that I do with Dan & Sea Bass “The 180 Crew” down at WNWS FM 101.5FM. It’s LOTS of fun and we get a lot of feedback & questions, so Fridays are for – “The Friday Radio Report”. And Sunday being a day of rest (and my only day off) is a day of reflection and time with family. I try to share a inspirational thought, poem or memory. I call it my – “Sunday Reflection”. So, this has left me with Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays to “Freestyle” and have some FUN! 🙂

I LOVE to take pictures and blog about Gardens! Here is my beautiful, blooming Water Garden in Summer. Your welcome to come by and see it during business hours at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I have picked up HUNDREDS of new e-mail Subscribers, received numerous e-mails, messages, made LOTS of Facebook friends, etc., etc. from this blog! THANKS to all who have taken a minute to read or view ANY of these ramblings 🙂 I just crossed the 100 consecutive day line and I don’t see an end in sight! AND, most importantly, I’m having fun! Feel free to comment or even send a request or question. I WILL blog on it! Also feel free to call in LIVE on Fridays and ask a question or just say Hi 🙂

I’m on with the 180 Crew – Dan Reaves & Sea Bass- every Friday from 10-11am 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.!

FYI: I am trying to get my blog down to a standard post time every day. I’m shooting for 9am., except on Fridays when it’s a report on the radio show – it will be posted in the afternoon! Stay tuned for more 🙂

Thanks! Have a great day!

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



Saturday shoppers at the Biggest Aquatic Expo EVER! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

All I can say is WOW! We are taking part in a Show that’s ALL about Backyard Living this weeekend. I’m not exaggerating when I say this – I’ve been doing Home & Garden Shows for over 28 years & this is the biggest show about Aquatic Features that I have ever been involved in! Hundreds of Spa’s, Huge Swim Spas, Inground Pools setup and running! Above ground Pools, Koi Ponds, Pondless Waterfalls, Fountains, Outdoor Lighting, Outdoor Furniture, Grills, Smokers, the list goes on!

Come see us this weekend at the Memphis Agricenter for the National Swimming Pool, Spa & Backyard Living Expo! We are here today until 9pm. Tomorrow – Sunday 10am until 4pm.! We have set up an entire area with Beautifully Landscaped Custom Water Features! Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

The entire Agricenter International in Memphis TN has been transformed into an Aquatic Showroom of Epic Proportions! I kid you Not!

One of our display fountains at the National Swimming Pool, Spa & Backyard Expo in Memphis. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We will be here today until 9pm.!

We will be here tomorrow from 10am till 4pm!

We have built 6 Custom Water Features for the Backyard Expo! Come by and let us show you how to make your Outdoor Living Space Special! We take you – “From Dream to Reality.”.. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Don’t miss your opportunity to see the biggest & best in Outdoor Living Water Features available anywhere in the country! Just in time for Spring 😊 Our schedule is filling up as we speak! Come on down and see us.

Happy Pondering!

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 – Spring Fever is setting in! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Friday radio report – Spring Fever is setting in! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Well, the show today was a LOT of FUN! Dan Reaves and Sea Bass are the BEST! LOTS of calls & if I learned anything today, it’s that we are ALL ready for Spring! I’m going to list a few questions below from todays show with a little info and a basic answer. If you need more info, feel free to give me a call at the Nursery – 731-424-2206.

  • Will there be any Azalea damage from the cold weather? Answer – Probably. We got COLD! For quite a few days in a row too… Sub zero a few nights, so I expect to see some damage across the board. Especially with Encores. -Fertilize in mid to late February with Milorganite and keep your eye on them. You’ll know whats up soon enough.
  • When can I sow fescue grass seed? Answer – Late February is a great time to seed Tall Fescue. Take time now to pull a soil sample. Apply lime as needed. Make sure to aerate the soil before seeding to improve germination & always fertilize.
  • Its about time to start cleaning up & trimming the roses. Mid to late February depending on weather.
  • Apply dormant oil to your fruit trees. Clean-up fallen leafs and debris and prune as needed.
  • Its time to fertilize your pecan trees. Make sure to get a fertilizer for pecans with added zinc. Pecans needs zinc. Clean up leaves and debris from below the tree! Very important for pest control.
  • Can I clean out my Koi Pond now? Answer – Yes you can start cleaning your ponds up right away. Trimming back plants, cleaning out leaves and debris, restacking any fallen stones, touching up gravel and mulch, replace light bulbs and/or fixtures, etc… Clean out filters and water change &/or a full cleanout. Inspect pumps and plumbing, etc…

Again, it was a great show! Hats off to Dan Reaves! and of course – Sea Bass and all the fine folks at 101.5 FM!

Tune in again next week to 101.5fm. https://www.wnws.com on Fridays from 10-11am. and call or text us YOUR Gardening or Outdoor Lifestyle questions!

Have a GREAT weekend & Happy Pondering!

 

PS: Dan & Sea Bass are out at Reggie’s BBQ doing the Super Bowl! Everyone’s invited 🙂

 

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


It’s almost time for the Spring Garden Show!
February 14, 2013, 3:42 pm
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Well, the days have been dragging by lately… But they add up and time as well as the seasons move on. On that note, next weekend is our annual Spring Show. The West Tn. Lawn and Garden Show to be exact! Friday, February 22nd., Saturday the 23rd. & Sunday February 24th. are the dates. We have a very special design for our booth this year and I hope you all come down and pay us a visit and get into the Spring Mood with us 🙂

We will have LOT'S of info for you at our booth. As well as some really cool waterfalls and Fountains to see.

We will have LOT’S of info for you at our booth. As well as some really cool waterfalls and Fountains to see.

We will be passing out a few samples and doing a few drawings for door prizes. We will also be signing people up to win a cool Fountain Feature! That’s right, sign up to win an AWESOME Disappearing Fountain Feature. NO purchase nessecary, just drop by and say HI and check out our set up. It’s our way to say hello and to kick off the season! See you here.



Spring Garden Show!!!
January 25, 2011, 12:52 pm
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Like many of you, SPRING is my favorite time of the year! I am always encouraged by the crowds of people who come by to see us at the Spring Garden Show here in Jackson. I think the show always fires people up for the Spring Season and helps us all to get over all this “Cabin Fever” and focus on getting back in the Garden!
SO, with this in mind, I hope to see you in February at the West Tn. Garden Show! I have already drawn my design for the show and it’s going to be AWESOME! February will be here before we know it, so mark your calendars and smile, SPRING is coming soon!

WHAT – The West Tn. Spring Garden Show
WHERE – The Fairgrounds in downtown Jackson, Tn.
WHEN – Friday through Sunday Feb. 25th., 26th.& 27th.

Y’all Come See our Beautiful Displays, visit a while and sign up to win a FREE Fountain! See ya’ there….

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson , TN. 38305
Ph.#731-424-2206
Fax#731-423-4832
http://www.cartercountry.com