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Pond Tip Tuesday | Summertime Pond Tips | Keep an Eye On Your Water Level | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Good morning!  Its going to be another hot, sticky day in the south! 

The hot days of Summer increase evaporation in your Ponds and Pools. Don’t forget to add water!

Have you noticed that you have to add more water to your pond during Hot weather like this? Did you know that It’s purely from evaporation! Don’t forget to top off your Water Garden from time to time to keep up with evaporation! It will protect your Koi and it will keep your pump running properly!


Check out my little Pond Tip for this week…

We sell and install an Auto Fill Unit for your Pond! The float on the end kicks it into action when it reaches the desired level and it fills it back up for you! Talk about Low Maintenance!

Does your Pond have an Auto Fill Valve? They are fairly simple to install and virtually invisible in your skimmer.

– Can you imagine not having to worry about adding water over the Hot Summer months? 

Boom 💥 This is my offering for your Pond Tip this week. To me it’s all about Low Maintenance! Less work and more enjoyment!

Enjoy the Pond Tip! And stay cool out there 😊

– Happy Pondering  

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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Sunday Reflections…

Last nights blowing cool front that came in from the North felt like such a blessing! It went from high humidity and HOT to breezy and cool in a moment! Wow! It literally felt like a gift from heaven 🙏🏻 After that we took a walk around the property and admired the Gardens ❤️ Then we sat on the swing, drank coffee and listened to the dryflies, frogs & crickets 🎶

This morning is so nice as well! Coffee and the promise of a little cooler weather… I will take it!

Enjoy this day that the lord has made 🙏🏻

“The steady buzzzzzzz of the Katydid chorus, 
the bass solo of the croaking Frog,
the steady woof-woof-woof a barking Dog – 
a summer night’s serenade.”
~ Michael P. Garofalo

Mark C.



Waterfall Wednesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I thought this was a great picture to post on this steamy, HOT 🥵 day! Hottest of 2020 yet! Having a shady spot to cool off is so nice! Add the cooling effect of moving water & you’ve got your own little piece of heaven. 

I love this shady babbling stream! On a day like today, it’s like sitting down by a natural air conditioner! At least 20-25 degrees cooler than anywhere else in the entire Landscape. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Folks, it’s #waterfallwednesday! Proceed accordingly 😉 

Stay cool… It’s gonna be a scorcher all week! 


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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Pond Tip Tuesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

It’s getting HOT folks! Saturday was a scorcher – 102 F. Heat factor… Whew 😅 Can you say “Dog Days” are coming… What do you do when it’s too Hot to breathe? A/C!!! 

A better question: What can you do in the Hot months to help your Koi survive & thrive? 

As the temperatures rise, the Dissolved Oxygen in the water goes Down… How can you increase the D.O. In the warmer months? | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Waterfalls and streams help to increase the Dissolved Oxygen (D.O.) in your Pond.

In the Spring, Fall & Winter D.O. Is usually ample when you have a waterfall and aquatic plants, But, as the water temperature increases in the late Spring and as we enter Summer, the D.O. goes way down! That can cause serious problems for your Koi! Even death 💀! What can you do to fix this? 

Many of my clients have an aeration system in their Pond. This helps to increase the D.O. (Dissolved Oxygen) In the water! It’s also a great safety for your fish as well, it’s very unlikely that the waterfall pump and the aeration system would fail at the same time, leaving your finned friends vulnerable. I recommend powering your aerator on a separate circuit as well, in case of GFCI interruptions. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

A good aeration system really increases the Dissolved Oxygen in your pond water! This means a healthy pond, clean water & healthy vigorous Koi! 

As you see here, the air column pushes up from the bottom, really moving and oxygenating the water.

A good aeration system is fairly inexpensive & simple to install as well. 

This is my Pond Tip for the week and I hope it helps 😊

 

Happy Pondering! 

 

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 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

We are coming at you LIVE from Carlock Nissan & … It’s Big Steve’s Birthday!💥💥💥 I am here to sit in with the 180 Crew & talk ‘All Things Gardening’! Call in with ALL your questions 731-423-8101 OR text your inquiries to 731-277-5155

Come by today and grab some supplies! We have some great sales and specials going on today! 😎💥

Its Big Steves Birthday! Stop by Carlock Nissan and say HB to BS 😎They are also inviting everyone to stop in for a great deal! Plus – if you take a test drive, you will be entered to win $1,000.00!

Hot weather is sticking around for the Entire month of August! It’s a great time to sit in the shade & put your feet in the Pond & enjoy!

Plus don’t forget – It’s #Fishyfriday! All fish are On Sale today for 20% off!

For the entire month of August, 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

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.!

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

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Sunday Reflections…

This week alone I have heard several people say they are ready for Fall weather… I too love the Fall, but I’m still enjoying the Summer… I used to find myself mourning the seasons as they pass, No more! I endeavor to enjoy them as they come. And right now, good old hot, sticky August is on the table 😊

One of the things I love most about Summer, is my shady porch swing😊 I just Love my tree ferns & flowers 🌺 But like the man says, Fall is Coming’!

“Whilst August yet wears her golden crown,
Ripening fields lush- bright with promise;
Summer waxes long, then wanes, quietly passing
Her fading green glory on to riotous Autumn.”

~ Michelle L. Thieme, August’s Crown 

Have a great Sunday 🙏🏻

 

Mark C.