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Saturday Shoppers Get Rainy Day Discount | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

It may be sprinkling rain, but don’t let that stop you from getting out to Carters Nursery TODAY! We are having a “Rain Day Sale” on EVERYTHING, but it’s only for TODAY!

Grab an umbrella, come out today and save $$$! It’s a “Rainy Day Sale” at Carters Nursery!

Come in Today & save 20%! There’s only a week left until Mothers Day! Don’t miss this one😊

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

I am on assignment today & will not be making my normal Friday Radio appearance with the 180 Crew. BUT, still tune into 101.5fm to hear the “Best Show on Radio”!

Spring is in FULL swing! Enjoy your day 😊

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
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Hump Day Koi Fix | The Rule Of 60 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

Spring is in full swing! We are past our last frost date and the whole world is greening up, I LOVE it! So do my Koi! 😊 They have been tearing up the Cool Season Koi Food and the veggies I have been feeding them. In fact, many of my customers and fellow Koi enthusiasts have been feeding Cool Season Food & have asked me the all important question…

– When can I start feeding regular and Color Enhancing Koi Food?

My Answer- Remember the rule of 60!

When the water temperature has stabilized above 60 degrees Fahrenheit you can switch to a Higher Protein or a Color Enhancing Koi Food. We like to call it the ‘Rule Of 60’… | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We have covered The Rule of 50 in previous Blogs, when coming out of Winter into Spring, you must let the water temp stabilize for at least a week at 50+ degrees Fahrenheit before you start to feed your koi. AND, when you do start back to feeding, you should use a quality, Cool Season Koi Food! And don’t over feed! Gradually reintroduce food to them in small amounts.

Now, at least for me (check your thermometer) it’s time to make the transition to a regular Koi Food. In fact, I will start to feed both high protein and color enhancing feed, alternating weekly between the two.

Every Pond should have a floating Pond thermometer. Our finned friends are cold blooded & water temperature is very important when it comes to seasonal feeding times. Pick one up at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

So to wrap it up, check your water temp & when your above 60 degrees for several days in a row and climbing, you can transition to warm season Koi Food. That’s the “Rule of 60”… 😉

Viva La’ Spring!

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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My Spring Self | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

As I sit listening to the morning birds welcoming the day, I’m a happy man 😊 The chirping of Hummingbirds is back too! My Koi are eating like crazy! All the trees are coming out beautifully & it seems the whole world is in bloom!

Like some of you, I go through a tough time in the Winter months… I literally get “depressed”… They call it – Seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Lack of energy, moody, easily agitated & not sleeping well are all symptoms of SAD… BUT, the change of the seasons seems to melt it all away & I feel alive and well again 😊 Think “Spring Thaw”!

When the Winter blues melt away, I am truly a better, happier person…😊

So, bye bye grumpy & Hello to my favorite me! Spring is here! And Summer is right around the corner 😎

Happy Pondering 🤔

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
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Shrubs, Flowers & Mulch – Check, Check & Check! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I was asked, “When is the best time to plant a tree or shrub”? I answered, tongue in cheek, “20 years ago”…. 😊 The 2nd Best time to plant? NOW!!

The Plants are looking GREAT at Carters Nursery! The Azaleas are in bloom! The hydrangeas are flushing out beautifully! The Perennials are all emerging nicely! And all is right in the world 😊❤️

Everything is looking so nice! Come in today and see what I’m talking about! 😊

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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Friday Radio Report…

Good morning! I am “Reporting” this morning from… My house 😉 Yes, I’m out sick today 😷 BUT, please tune in to 101.5fm and join the 180 Crew LIVE from Carlock Nissan! LOTS of specials going on, they have food and refreshments for all that come by & if you stop by and test drive a car – you will be entered to win $1,000.00! Wow 😮

The 180 Crew is LIVE at Carlock Nissan! Come by and see us and test drive one of these Awesome vehicles!

On another note, Carters Nursery is OPEN and stocked with Plants, Pond Supplies, Mulch, Garden Supplies & more! Stop by the Nursery today until 4pm & tomorrow 8am-2pm! PLUS: Today is Fishy Friday!

For the entire month of April, 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

 

Have a great weekend!

 

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Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
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Sunday Reflections…

I slept in this morning… Didn’t get up till 6! And it felt great! 😊 Yesterday was a FUN day of talking, visiting and cooking for everyone at our annual Spring Fest…. But it wore me out 😉 After we got it all cleaned up and settled in for the evening, I went to sleep in my chair around 8pm.! I asked Jo why she didn’t wake me up to go to bed, she said I was sleeping so good she hated to bother me 😊 PS: It WAS some good sleep! I want to say “Thank you” to everyone who came out yesterday to visit, say hi 👋, pet the animals, eat lunch and helped to make this annual event a success! Happy Spring to ALL!

Kids having fun 😊 That’s what it’s all about! Thanks to everyone who helped us ring in Spring!

The year’s at the spring
“The years at the spring,
And day’s at the morn,
Morning’s at seven;
The hill-side’s dew-pearled;
The lark’s on the wing;
The snail’s on the thorn;
God’s in his Heaven-
All’s right with the world!”
   ~ Robert Browning

 

Have a great Sunday Morning 🌞

 

Mark Carter