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Throwback Thursday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Throwback Thursday is always fun! It seems like most of my Throwbacks have lots of meaning and importance to me… I guess that’s what makes them worth the time 😊 This one for sure! My son actually tee’d this one up for me today ❤️ He made a post on Facebook today that I’m using my for this Thursday’s Throwback, check it out 👇🏻

Jacobs post – “I’m part of an amazing Tribe! The word got out we were looking for some help on a Pond Squad build and 22 Certified Aquascape Contractors showed up on their own! We are shooting in Alabama and people came from Texas, Georgia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and one couple drove all the way down from New Hampshire! I love what I do and the people I do it with! “ #pondsquad

This project was 5 years ago in Gulf Shores, Alabama and was hosted by Gulf Shores Aquascape (shout out to Motel and Buford!) Jacob was 13 years old at the time & was over the top Thrilled to able to go with his dad! But the BIG thrill was the fact that we would be working on the ‘New’ Gulf Coast Zoo project! 💥 A little backstory here – he has grown up loving the Gulf Coast Zoo! Nicknamed “The little Zoo That Could” after surviving Hurricane Ivan in 2005! The little zoo won worldwide love and acclaim and the donations started rolling in. The writing was on the wall. The Zoo must grow and must never face another disaster like Ivan again! Which meant, Relocation! Cut to 2015 and the 1st Water Feature was being installed in the New Zoo – “The Little Zoo That Grew” in its New Location! The Waterfalls and Landscape on ‘Spider Monkey Island’ was the first BIG Water Feature for the Zoo, and it was being installed by Professional Waterfall Builders (CAC’s) on a TV 📺 Show to boot! Jacob was strait up thrilled!

Spider Monkey Island turned out fantastic! Tens of thousands of people a season will enjoy this one for years to come 😊 Jacob has a lifetime pass to the Zoo, given to him by Joey, the owner for his help and dedication to the Zoo! 💥 So he’s got that going for him 😂

Here’s a picture from many years ago at the Little Zoo with Sita, a white tiger cub. He’s gotten to have many animal encounters over the years, but he really loves those Tigers!

Here he is at a much younger age, playing with a young Tiger Cub named Sita’. Jacobs love of the Gulf Coast Zoo runs deep 😊


After we finished the Zoo, we did the residential project pictured above with the group that worked on both. Here’s a cleaned up picture with the landscaping and mulching complete and ready for the “reveal” on TV.

Jacob, Shane and I got up early early the next morning, bought 50 bags of mulch and went back over to this one and did all the mulching and touch ups to be ready for the cameras. Things like this were great teachable moments for him! Attention to details and the last touch ups are the difference between a good job and a Great one!


Here he is learning a bit about how to operate a track hoe, at 13 years old! Yes, he’s experienced for a young un’!

Yep, he’s good sized for a 13 year old! You should see him now 👀 6’3” 225!

I hope I didn’t get too carried away 😊 It’s just, good memories are worth gold. Especially on #Throwbackthursday!

Have a great night!


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 Magic Of Water Gardening with the Helen Schult Garden Club | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

I recently had the pleasure to meet the Ladies of the Helen Schult Garden Club in Caruthersville, Missouri and to speak for their members on my favorite subject- Water Gardening!
Any time I can share my knowledge of this wonderful hobby and Lifestyle, I’m in 😊

Practicing with my new selfie 🤳 stick…
The host is preparing to introduce me…
I did a video presentation followed by a Q&A and then we did a garden walkover/tour of the hosts backyard paradise!

The meeting took place at a local members beautiful home, that actually has a Water Garden (that we helped her with)… Her family really enjoys the “Outdoor Lifestyle” that I talk about all the time. Her backyard living area is second to none! Custom paved patio space with an outdoor kitchen, bar and sitting/lounging area beneath a custom Pergola. Complete with a Fire 🔥 feature, a Water Feature and gorgeous pottery and plants… Shang-ra-la…

The real star ⭐️ of the show ❤️
The Water Garden sits right beside the patio and provides views from all areas of the backyard. The sound is wonderful! And the Koi are growing and multiplying 😊
The sun was in my eyes when I took this one so please forgive the squint 😎 What a wonderful group of Ladies! Thank you to all the members of the Helen Schult Garden Club! Happy Halloween 🎃 And Happy Holidays from Mark Carter & Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio!

Have a great “Hump 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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Waterfall Wednesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Good Morning! It’s time to shuck them sheets and hit them streets! It’s Waterfall Wednesday!

I though I would share this little beauty with y’all today. This Waterfall is situated right beside the back patio and provides a wonderful sound and view from anywhere in the back yard! PS: The homeowner can also hear the sound through their bedroom window… Can you say Paradise 😊

We are always trying to create the most beautiful waterfall possible. Using native mossy boulders, aquatic plants and drift wood help give the appearance of age and really add some instant Magic 💥

It’s “Hump Day” folks! Which in my world means it’s #Waterfallwednesday 🌊

Hold on as we roll downhill to the weekend!

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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, Tennessee

I wanted to share a beautiful, private backyard I got to visit last week. The home is surrounded by gardens! Complete with gazebos and pathways and Bubbling Fountains with intimate/hidden little sitting areas (opportunities ❤️) within the outdoor spaces. WOW! I didn’t want to leave 😊 

Then I went to the Backyard Garden 😍 Check it out 👇🏻



We got to help redo this stream and waterfall that your looking down as it flows into the pond. We used the stone they had on site in the “re-configuration” and it turned out beautifully I think. So did they ❤️ 

 This is such A special garden that I asked them if they would like to be included in a future Pond/Garden Tour. She said she would LOVE to be on the tour 😊 So, some of you lucky folks will be able to stroll through what I consider to be one of the best designed and maintained gardens in West Tennessee in the near future.

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

Is it just me, or is 2020 moving at a good clip… It’s already #waterfallwednesday again! Here’s a brand new creation we just turned on 💥

This is a newly created Waterfall. It’s the perfect compliment to this small, intimate courtyard. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

A private courtyard complete with a Waterfall & Swim Stream, a stone bridge rock, a crushed stone walking area (no grass), Japanese Maples 🍁, blooming perennials, cool lighting and a Fire Pit 🔥 

Sounds like Waterfall Wednesday to me 😊

 

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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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Spring Is Right Around The Corner! Be Ready! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Spring is Coming! Are you wanting to get the Fountain, Koi Pond or Custom Water Feature of your dreams this year? Give me a call to get on the schedule! Spring will be here before you know it. Get on the schedule ASAP  – Times a wasting!

Thanks!

 

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

Good Morning from the All New Carlock Nissan! I am LIVE with the 180 Crew – Dan Reaves & Sea Bass! Call in with all your questions 731-423-8101 OR text us at 731-277-5155!

Come by today and test drive one of these Beautiful cars and trucks! Say HI’ to Big Steve and the great Carlock Crew!

Pond cleaning season is coming quick! Give me a call at the Nursery to get your name on the schedule to insure a clean pond in time for the Spring!

Capture & carefully place the fish in tanks and then thoroughly clean, remove debris, straiten up rocks & gravel and wash the pond down thoroughly. Clean filters & inspect pump & check valve. And don’t forget to dose the new water with Pond detox.

Heres a link to our 2020 Events at Carters Nursery! https://cartersgarden.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/carters-nursery-pond-patio-events-2020-jackson-tennessee/

Spring is Coming!

Lots to do in the Landscape in preparation for Spring! Get out there and stay ahead of the game!

  • Trimming & Pruning
  • Cleanup
  • mower & tool maintenance
  • cool season gardening
  • planting shrubs & trees
  • mulching
  • Dreaming and planning 😊

We have a Full Line of Cold Season Water Treatments in stock at Carters Nursery!

Cool Season Water Treatments are important! Keep using your Cool Season Beneficial Bacteria throughout the winter for a cleaner, healthier pond. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

Don’t forget, today is fishy Friday! Come pick out some fish for YOUR Pond! #tgiff!

For the entire month of January, 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!

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.!

 

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 Tours in 2020 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Good morning and welcome to 2020! Another year in the making. Another Spring is coming! Another chance to get out in the garden! And, another chance to attend one of our signature’Pond Tours’! We will be hosting 2 Pond Tours this season –

The Pond Tours are Coming! I’m excited 😊

1st. is our Summer Pond Tour! The date – Saturday, June 27th! See the beauty of Water Gardens in full bloom! Lilies, Lotus, Forget-me-nots and more in full bloom! The Koi swimming up to eat from your hand 😍 Such a gorgeous day! Then that evening, everyone who buys a ticket is treated to a Luau beneath the stars! Complete with Live Music, Kalua Pork & more. All as a  benefit for our local Animal Care & Adoption Center!

Tickets are $20 ea. (kids under 12 are FREE!). 100% of ALL ticket sales & donations go to the Jackson Animal Care Center.

So many beautiful gardens to tour! This is one of the only tours of its type in the country, so come have fun with us!

From prepping the food to greeting guests, Pond Tours are filled with fun! The neatest and best reactions always come from the kids😊 Kids LOVE Ponds! 

Then our 2nd. Pond Tour of the season is our annual ‘Moonlight Pond Tour’! The date is Saturday, October 3rd.! This one is very unique! A Pond/Garden Tour at Night! WOW is all I hear all night long! A totally unique experience!

A beautiful picture from last Falls Moonlight Pond Tour! I just Love this Waterfall! ❤️ | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

This Pond Tour also benefits the Jackson Animal Care Center! Tickets are $20 ea. (kids under 12 are FREE!). 100% of ALL ticket sales & donations go to the Jackson Animal Care Center, so you know your $$ is going to help a worthy cause.

🌝 Come out and enjoy the Moonlight Pond Tour with us! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

There will be more info to come, but I wanted you all to get a peek at what’s in store😊 I’m excited about 2020!

 

See y’all around the ponds!

 

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 | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I posted about this Water Feature when it was newly built several years ago. This Large Pondless Waterfall was built by our CAC group (Certified Aquascape Contractors) at our annual Training Event in Illinois (Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio are Master CAC’s). This morning my son and I had breakfast by this Water Feature & I took this picture from my seat 😊 My contribution to #waterfallwednesday !

The Landscape has really filled in nicely. This feature looks and feels so Natural! | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Training and keeping up with new technology and techniques is all important if your to stay at the top of the game! That’s why we work at constant improvement! This year I took a very important person to this wonderful training event so he could grow and get better too.

My son Jacob is working in the business now! He grew up in and around the nursery & our family business, and is learning more and more every day 😊

Even Greater things are yet to come 🙏🏻

 

Have a Great Day! More updates coming soon…

 

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 Video Business Card | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

This little video gives you a glimpse into my world. It’s only 2 minutes long, by design… After you watch it, come by my Nursery to learn more.

I ❤️ Waterfalls!

 

We create a custom, one of a kind product at your Home that will improve your Health & Well Being! Check it out…

 

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