Carter’s Garden Blog


Saturday Garden Shoppers Rejoice | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Saturday & Sunday are the days most of us get er’ done in the Garden! This is the time to get your shrubs & flowers potted and planted for the season! It’s also the best time to plant your Peppers, Tomato’s and other Vegetables & herbs. So, to aid in this endeavor ALL plants today (Saturday, May 18th.) are Buy 1, get 1 for 1/2 off! AND, ALL vegetables are Buy 1, get 1 FREE! BOOM 💥

The gate opens at 8am. & we will be open till 2pm. to help you get some great plants, chicken poop, gravel, stone, mulch & more!

ALL vegetables are Buy 1, get 1 FREE! Don’t miss this one!

ALL Aquatic Plants are on SALE! Buy 1, Get 1 50% off! Including Lilies & Lotus!

ALL Annuals, Perennials & Shrubs are On Sale! Buy 1, Get 1 for 50% off! Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

It’s going to be a Beautiful day!

 

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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Monday Morning Moment of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

This simple waterfall is in the Butterfly House at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio. I Love ❤️ the mossy boulders and the wild ferns growing out of the moss. It’s very nice to sit down in there for a few minutes and just relax … It will literally lower your blood pressure and give you a relaxed feeling almost immediately. My offering for the Monday Morning Moment of Zen!

 

 

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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Opening the gate at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

We are opening up on this beautiful Saturday morning to welcome you all in!!! We have some Great sales and a FULL Plant Clearance Nursery Wide! Don’t miss these bargains, everything will go FAST! 

We also have a new structure that’s kicking off Monday-

We have a new “Stone Scale’ and will be selling stone by the pound # at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Unlocking the office now 😊

Opening up for a great Garden Saturday at Carters Nursery!

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



A Life of Gardening | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Saturdays are for Gardening Shoppers round here 😊 Plants, Mulch, Top Soil, Gravel, Stone, Pond Supplies, Fish & Fish food, etc…

We have a full stock of Aquatic Plants like Water Lilies, Lotus and more.

We do have several sales and promotions going on that you can take advantage of. Even plants marked down to $1!

This is a transitional time in our business, going into late Summer and preparing for the coming Fall. IF you have ANY specific plants or trees you want, let us know. We are booking plants and trees for the Fall as we speak and will include any special requests in our orders.

Now is the time we reap what we have sown! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Enjoy the weekend and enjoy your gardens! This is time of year when we really reap the benefits from all our hard work!

~ Peace!

 

“I say, if your knees aren’t green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.”
– Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes

 

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



Will My Koi Get Trapped In My Skimmer? | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee | Madison County TN

I had a customer come in to the Pond Shop yesterday needing help. He has had a Pond for several years now and is ready to make it lower in maintenance. He wants to put a skimmer on his Pond! He is a DIY guy and wants to install it himself and he wants to do it right. BUT, he has fish… Several are pretty good sized Koi and he is worried that the Pond Skimmer could be a problem… His #1 question was – “Will my Koi get trapped in my Skimmer Filter”?

One of the first things you need to do when choosing a Skimmer Filter for your Pond is to find out what size Skimmer you need.

The first thing I told him while answering his question was NOT to worry about the fish. It’s overwhelmingly NOT a problem. I showed him around the Ponds here at the Nursery & once he saw the simple operation of the system and how healthy & happy my Koi are he was a believer.

Then I asked him a few questions to figure out what type and size Skimmer would be best for his application.

  • I found out that he has a fairly large Pond/Water Garden, 3′ deep, with quite a few fish.
  • He has over 2,500 gallons of water in his system.
  • He has a fairly powerful pump – around 7,000 GPH (gallons per hour). The water from that pump splits and goes to 2 different Waterfalls.
  • His Pond has No bottom aeration.
  • We sketched out the pond from a couple of photos that he had on his phone and were able to quickly figure out what he needed.

    He installed this Pond himself. It’s basically round in shape with 2 different Waterfalls. The pond is 3′ in depth & the upper shelf is approximately 1 to 1 1/2′ in depth. There is no stone in the pond and no gravel on the bottom… Which after he saw how we do it is about to change 😎 Seeing is Believing!

Not only did he need a Skimmer Filter, he needed a Plumbing upgrade! He had a mis-mash of plumbing pieces going to 2 waterfalls from a submerged pump in the bottom of the pond. So we specified 2″ flex PVC Plumbing AND we added a Check valve in there to make it easy for future maintenance. We also decided to install a 2 stone aeration system.

So easy to install! A simple Aeration System will make your pond healthier, your fish happier & will help with much needed dissolved oxygen for your finned pets.

And we specified a Top of the line Skimmer, with an adjustable faceplate,  a rigid debris basket and a removable weir (just in case his fish need some time to adjust to the new Skimmer).

This is the Cadillac of Pond Skimmers! With an adjustable faceplate, removable weir & rigid debris basket, the Signature Series 1000 Pond Skimmer by Aquascape Inc. has got you covered! | We are Master Certified Aquascape Contractors! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee.

Here’s a side view of his new Skimmer! When this is properly installed it will be virtually invisible & do most of the work throughout the year!

The Skimmer we chose has LOTS of room inside the basket, an adjustable faceplate, a removable weir and is a great choice if you have Koi. |  Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee.

He left ‘Carter Country’ a Happy Customer!😊 He purchased the Skimmer, plumbing, fittings & Aeration System plus 10 bags of gravel and set off to install his new Skimmer 🙂 He has promised to send me an after picture and a report on his installation. I will share it with y’all too. It makes me smile when I talk to a fellow Pond Enthusiast that is excited about the hobby and his Pond!

PS: IF you ever have a problem with Koi getting trapped in the skimmer (its only happened a few times in 30 years) – give me a call and I will help walk you through the “training process”. It’s really as simple as checking daily and shooing them out, they will get the point. It’s also a great idea to remove the weir flap from the skimmer faceplate until the new wears off for the fish IF your having issues.

Happy Pondering!

 

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



Saturday Gardeners | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

It’s a BEAUTIFUL Saturday morning! Blue sky’s, warming temps. & NO rain for the weekend! BOOM! Things have already picked up here too – People in for Mulch, Stone, Gravel, Top Soil (a little wet…), Chicken Poop, Seeds, Filter Pads, Water Treatments, Pond Detox, Fish, etc. Y’all Come!

🙂 Come on in for your Top Soil, Sand, Stone, Gravel, Garden Amendments, Mulch, Pond Supplies, Fish & more | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Saturday’s & Sunday’s seem to be the biggest Gardening Days’ of the week. I guess that’s why we all do our shopping on Fridays and Saturdays. Always makes a GREAT Weekend when you get out there and get a little dirty! It’s nice to look at what you accomplished too! I Love it! And I know many of you do too 🙂

Me thinks Spring has Sprung! 🙂

Enjoy the 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