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Staycations
stay·ca·tion • /ˌstāˈkāSHn/ • noun  INFORMAL
noun: staycation; plural noun: staycations; noun: stay-cation; plural noun: stay-cations
– A vacation spent in ones home rather than abroad.
 
A “Stay at home Vacation”? Sound familiar? 
Well, you can’t go to Disney World right now, or out to eat or even to a movie! So, the way you look at it is ALL up to you… Lockdown or time off. Shelter at home, or a “Staycation”!  

If you could take the family to Disney for the week, do you know what the average cost would be? Depending on how much discounting and coupons and deals you work out, expect to spend as much as $10,000.00! You keep the memories and the pictures of course. 

– That my friends is another reason more and more people are Staycationing! They are putting in Water Gardens, swimming pools, patios, grilling stations, fire pits 🔥and creating Outdoor Living Space right in the comfort of their own backyard! And why not!? You can access and enjoy these areas day and night! They add to your daily enjoyment AND to your property value! 

My personal Outdoor Living Area at night. The Pond is the centerpiece, surrounded by gardens both edible and ornamental with sitting and lounging areas, a Grilling station and a nice fire pit. I’m down for a “Staycation”! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

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I am doing remote designs during this critical period of social distancing. We can discuss ideas on the phone or through email. You can send me pictures of your backyard areas and I can develop ideas and work up sketch’s that you can ‘Ponder’ 😊 For the future. Hopefully the not to distant future 😎 

Thanks for reading and watching! Stay safe! And enjoy your Staycation.

 

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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Last Minute Gift Ideas For Dad | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Fathers Day comes but once a year, and once again, that day is TOMORROW… And, You haven’t found that “Perfect Gift” yet… Well, fret not! I have put together a short list of Perfect Fathers Day Gifts, that really say “I Love You Dad”! And I love you WAY more than my brothers and sisters! 😎

Outdoor Kitchens with Grills, Smokers & Wood Fired Pizza Ovens are one of my “Top 3 Over The Top Gifts for Dad”! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

 

Another Perfect Gift Idea For Dad –

Nothing says “Dad, your the Best”, like a Water Feature! A Pondless Waterfall or a gorgeous Koi Pond are always a great choice! 😉

BUT, seriously, the #1 gift you can share with your Dad is… Your Time ❤️! I hope you can spend some quality time with your dad tomorrow! Being a dad myself, that’s the best gift I can imagine 😊

Happy Fathers Day out there!

 

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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The Nighttime Landscape is AWESOME! Check It Out! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Do you enjoy your outdoor spaces at night? I absolutely LOVE spending time out on the patio! Cooking dinner, feeding the koi, visiting  with friends, etc… The Moonlight Pond Tour is coming up in a few days (Saturday, September 22nd), it’s a great night out & it’s a fundraiser for the Jackson Animal Care Center. Get out and check out the nighttime world in the garden 😊

This short video intros you to a few of the possibilities in the Nighttime Landscape. You will see this place on the Moonlight Pond Tour. 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



This ‘Outdoor Room’ is an Extension of the Home! Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I have been touching on the “Outdoor Lifestyle Area” as of late. You know, a comfortable area to enjoy right outside your door or window. A place to enjoy the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees… 🙂 But with ALL the comforts of HOME! The idea isn’t a new one… It’s really just history repeating itself. In fact, comfortable outdoor spaces have been in demand as far back as history goes! And for good reason! There is nothing better than kicking back in your favorite chair by the ponds edge, the grill is smoking up something good to eat while your kids play in the sun.

With that thought in mind, here is another short video of just such a space…

 

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



WHAT Makes an Outdoor Lifestyle Area (Video) | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Sure, a lot of things make up an Outdoor lifestyle area. But I think the best ones are an extension of the home. They tie the Indoor & Outdoor spaces together seamlessly. They are comfortable spaces and they can be enjoyed year round.

I took this short video yesterday of such a space. We have worked with these folks for many years now and I stopped by for a visit. My video doesn’t do it justice 😊

The Water Feature is the nucleus of the space. It can be viewed from inside the home as well as most anywhere within the Outdoor Living Area. The wonderful sound of the Waterfalls fills the air.

Please let me know if I could assist you in designing an Outdoor Living Area of your own.

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 – May the 4th Be With You! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

GREAT Show today, LIVE at ACE Hardware with the 180 Crew – Dan Reaves & Sea Bass! I really had FUN today at ACE 🙂 Blake White (Owner) and his staff go above and beyond the call to bring you Top Quality service and merchandise.

This is an ‘Old School Hardware Store’ that has most anything you need. I love this place!

Thanks to all the great folks who stopped by today! Everyone got a free breakfast coupon from The Green Frog Coffee Company, and ACE is giving away a nice Weber Grill! Stop by and sign up to win until 6pm TODAY!

Mrs. Kitty Hawkins stopped by today. It was great to see an old friend 🙂 I put a Pond in for her and Mr. Hawkins many, many years ago. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

They have EVERYTHING you might need – garden supplies, mulch, paint, plumbing, grills, fishing tackle, live bait & more!

Billy Phillips Lure! The BEST on the market! 

My personal favorite, the GoGo Girl! I have caught MANY bass on this spinner bait 🙂 

We had a LOT of calls and texts too –

  • Crepe Myrtle care
  • Growing Angel Trumpets in Containers
  • What is and how do you use a ‘Plumb Bob’… nice!
  • The superior design and comfort of the classic ‘Adirondack Chair’… ps: ACE has them for $39.95!
  • Aquatic Plant types and MORE!

Thanks for the stop by’s, the questions and texts! If you haven’t, treat yourself & stop by this store and do some business with a GREAT locally owned, old fashioned, small business!

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.!

God Bless America!

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



Check out our new Saffire Grill!
July 8, 2014, 1:15 pm
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We now stock & sell the Saffire Grill & accessories. Come by and check one out today!