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Monday Morning Moment of Zen

Late summer, the creek is flowing, the sun is glinting off the water & the cicadas buzz. Sitting by the creek you can get lost in the rhythm… such a Zen feeling 🧘‍♀️  



This is the last week of Summer. Enjoy 😉 

 

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



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

You blinked and it’s #waterfallwednesday again! Here’s a beautiful Waterfall we built a little while back. 

We were going for a natural look and feel with this project. There were also multiple viewpoints to think about on this one. I ❤️ Waterfalls! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

It’s always nice to celebrate midweek with a beautiful Waterfall! 

Have a GREAT “Hump Day” 🐫 


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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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Pond TALE Tuesday… | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I LOVE designing and building Custom Water Features! Many of my designs start with a story… Or a ‘Tale’ if you will. Like this one Today for instance… 

The Tale is, on my beautiful brides and my Honeymoon, we drove to the Mountains of East Tennessee. We had a big old time too! ❤️ One day in particular, we decided to get out and ride around and see where the road would lead us. Long story short, we took a picnic 🧺 lunch and headed down a trail into the woods … We ended up stopping by a beautiful stone creek with Several little Waterfalls and a perfect spot to sit down and eat. My wife Jo Was so struck by the spot that I sketched the little stream and waterfalls out on a napkin and promised to build her a spot “just like it” at home when we got back 😊

This is what I came up with based on my sketch and memory from that little spot in the woods outside Gatlinburg. Complete with Natural Tennessee Stone, driftwood and washed out stumps.

I have added a stone patio, a fire 🔥 pit, a grilling area and more, but the original Tale lives on 😊 We just celebrated our 27th Anniversary. This little Waterfall and Pond has brought us much joy ❤️ Heck, I’m still writing stories about it all these years later. 

Here’s a picture of the Waterfalls and Pond from opposing angles.



So there’s a sappy Tuesday Tale about Peace ✌🏻 Love ❤️ & Waterfalls 😊 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

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

I try to pass along helpful advice to help with your Ponds… Here is a blog post from a year ago that covers where we are in the season right now. I hope you like it 😊

 Summer Pond Maintenance

My pond has been exceptionally beautiful this season! LOTS of lily blooms, the lotus have been showing out & there is so much lush foliage.

My Water Garden plants have been so beautiful this year! But to keep them looking great they need a little TLC | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

One of the #1 things to do right now is keep your lilies & lotus fed (fertilized) to keep them performing into late summer and fall. It’s very simple to do! Come by and grab a container of Aquatic Plant Fertilizer Tabs. One of us will show you how to poke em’ down into the root zone of the plant – Done!

AND #2 is to keep your aquatic plant growth in check! All this Hot weather has them growing like weeds 😊

  •  selectively trim marginal aquatics to keep in check and to promote strong compact growth.
  • remove yellowed unattractive Lilly pads & spent blooms to Promote new growth and bloom.
  • Keep Waterfalls & streams free and clear of excessive plant growth and debris! A plant dam will cause a leak every time!

Koi Love to be hand fed! If yours aren’t eating from your hand yet, try feeding at the same time daily and have patience, it takes a little while to win them over, but once you do, it will be worth the effort 😊 Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

– Enjoy your Koi! Feed them quality Koi food, but don’t over feed! Over feeding can cause water quality issues…

 

A little touch up now will pay dividends for the rest of the season! Get out there and enjoy 😉

 

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

We do quite a few Waterfalls on swimming pools. We design and build each one individually. In over 30 years in business I can honestly say, there are no 2 alike. Which to me makes them all Custom works of art… 

Just turned it on. The sound is wonderful & the scale is perfect for the area. Now it’s time for a little planting.

Waterfall Wednesday is one of my favorite days of the week! It’s a day that I get to share our art with all of you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do 😊 And I hope you enjoy this beautiful #waterfallwednesday! 

 

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

Wakey – wakey, it’s Waterfall Wednesday! 

We got to revisit this project recently & Adam took a few awesome pictures. WOW! After 10 years running 24/7 all I can say is, it has aged well 😊 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

We are past the 4th of July now and entering the “Dog days of Summer”… A shady spot with a soothing waterfall and mossy stream -sounds like the perfect spot to ride it out! 
We designed and built this one around 10 years ago and as you see, it has aged well 😊 That’s one of the magical things about a Pond and Waterfall – They just keep getting more beautiful as the years go by….

I hope you enjoy the picture and I hope you have a great #waterfallwednesday !

 

Happy Pondering 🤔  


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

I LOVE this Waterfall! Our goal was to create a feature that looks and feels Natural. From the main viewing area I think we pulled it off pretty well 😊 

The sound and energy of a natural Waterfall and creek will make you stop in your tracks! You have to take it in. You want to sit down and feel the energy, feel the Zen. 

Have a great Monday! 

 

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 Art Of “Happy Little Waterfalls” | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

This is our 31st year of doing business! As you know we design and build Custom Water Features. I tell people all the time that  “Waterfalls are my business, and business is good”! So true 😊 Waterfalls are also my Art. Building waterfalls is so much more than just arranging stones and boulders… You have to have an Artists eye 👁 to build something that resonates. A feature that makes you stop and just, absorb all the elements. When you pull that off, in my opinion, you have become an artist… 

People tell me I’m an artist all the time. So I’m embracing it! Bob Ross hair and all! I ❤️ My Art! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

The old saying goes, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”…  My new saying is going to be, 

“I don’t work, I create Happy Little Waterfalls” 😊 Boom 💥 

I ❤️ My Job! I ❤️ My Crew! And – I ❤️ My Art! 

Thanks for all your support the last 31 years! ❤️

Have a Great Day! 

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
 
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Monday Morning Moment Of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

The days are growing longer and the water temperature is rising! The water temp has hit 50 💥 The Magic #! I think the fish know as well… They are active and asking to eat 😊

They have awoke! Feed me is their call!

I think the fish have been monitoring the thermometer 🌡 The water is up to 50 degrees now 😊 You know what that means! 💥

This is my favorite time of the year! Everything is coming back to life & it’s about time to start feeding the Koi again! There isn’t anything much more Zen than that to me ✌🏻

Enjoy the day! Spring is almost here 😊

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

It’s #Waterfallwednesday again! This morning I couldn’t pick just one 😊 So I have put a link below, click the link to see a Bunch of beautiful Waterfalls that we have designed and built right here in Jackson, Tennessee. Here’s the link 👇🏻

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I ❤️ Waterfalls! And I ❤️ My Job!

I ❤️ Waterfalls! And I Love designing and building them! The link I embedded on this blog will take you to one of my Pinterest pages that showcases some of Carters Nursery’s work. All the pictures you see here were designed and built by Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Have a great #waterfallwednesday!

 

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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