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Saturday In The Garden | Mulch | Flowers | Pond Supplies | Earth Day | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Come by and see us at the Nursery today! We are open 8am-2pm.

Spring has Sprung at Carters! 

We have Everything for your Pond and Water Garden at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio. From Seasonal Food and Water Treatments to Filters and Supplies, we have you covered! 

Its pond cleaning season! You can get all your supplies at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio. 

Plus – LOTS of plants are in as well! Come by for flowers, hanging baskets and mulch! 

Aquatic Plants
Hanging baskets and flats

I always look forward to Saturdays at the Garden Center!

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206

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Time To Apply Dormant Oil To Your Fruit Trees & Crepe Myrtles | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Question – When do I apply Dormant Oil to my fruit trees & Crepe Myrtles?

I got this question Friday on the radio & wanted to expound on my answer a bit… The name really says it all – Dormant oil… You apply it when your trees are fully dormant, before the buds break in late winter/early Spring. Its the first step in any fruit tree spray program and maybe the most important. When you spray your trees with this product, it will smother overwintering insects like – aphids, scale & mites. It will also kill their eggs. Don’t skimp, wet the tree limbs and trunk down till they are soaking wet & dripping.

Inexpensive and easy to apply, Dormant Oil is your first step in a fruit tree spray program! AND a tool to help combat Crepe Myrtle Bark Scale. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Dormant oil will have an added emulsifier to help it mix with water in your sprayer. But shake it well and shake it often 🙂
Make sure to spray on a day where it will be above freezing for at least 24 hours! The next couple of weeks will be the perfect time to do this here in West Tennessee.

Dormant oil is also a way to help control the Crepe Myrtle Bark Scale (CMBS) that have invaded our area! Dormant Oil is a good first step in a control program for these new, invasive insects! For more info on CMBS click here –

Applying Dormant Oil is a great way to start the season! Let’s do all we can to fight CMBS!

A little more advice – clean up last years leaf matter, fallen fruit and branches, etc. This will help insure that overwintering insects and fungi are out of the way.

I Hope this helps you get started down the road to better quality fruit and healthier Crepe Myrtles!

Here’s to Spring!


Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
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Praying Mantises are AWESOME Beneficial Insects! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Every year around late Summer to early Fall they move in close to the house. I see them all over now … LOTS of Praying Mantis… They are such interesting insects! They are Hunter/Predators and a good omen in and around your home. In fact, I learned from my Grandma Kathleen to bring a few of them in with the plants before frost in the Fall and they will keep the insects down inside your house… I saw this one on the wall by my front door & took this short video.

This one is around 6-7” long. Pretty good size, but there are much larger ones around here.

Remember that Praying Mantis are beneficial insects & wont harm us. They are fun to watch too. They can remain completely motionless for a long while… Maybe forever😊 So don’t think your gonna win a staring contest with these bad boys 😂 I’ve learned that there are a Lot of interesting things to enjoy all around us, we just have to slow down and look around…

Happy Pondering,

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, TN 38305
Ph# 731-424-2206