Carter's Water Garden

Sunday Reflections…

Here we are in Full summer season just a week from the 4th of July, I’m sitting on a jet ski watching a frog 🐸 on a lily pad in the river. I think this is right where I’m supposed to be 😊 I feel breakfast 🍳 calling…


“breezeless summer day –

motionless on lily pad

frog waits for victim

~ Pandita Sanchez

It’s a beautiful day! Enjoy 😊

Mark C.

Monday Morning Moment of Zen

I love nature! Rivers, streams, lakes, flora & Fauna… That’s why today I thought I would share the call of this nesting mother Osprey (fish hawk). She’s on her nest, feeding her brood. We just happened to be taking some pictures from the boat and saw her on the nest. There is nothing more “Zen Like” to me than a true moment of nature.

It’s Monday! We are leading up to Memorial Day and I Love Ospreys 🦅 I hope you enjoyed this little moment of Zen. Have a great week 😊

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

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

As a ‘Pond Enthusiast’ I am always looking for  ideas & tips to keep my Water Garden cleaner and ways to have less maintenance. Then I like to share them with you 😊 One of the biggies is Proper Filtration! Keeping the water clean & clear! And also, keeping the algae and sludge to a minimum… That brings me to today’s Pond Tip :  👇🏻
– Algae Eating Japanese Trapdoor Snails (Viviparis malleatus).  💥

These snails are highly sought after by Pond Keepers. They are non-invasive, hardy & will help to keep algae under control in your Water Garden! Japanese Trapdoor Snails will work around your entire Pond consuming decaying organic matter like algae, leaves, excess fish food, and fish waste.

Japanese Trapdoor Snails are hardy and can live up to 5 years! They really help to keep your pond clean. Here’s one we just pulled out of a pond at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio during a clean out demonstration | Jackson, TN

Japanese Trapdoor Snails are “Live-Bearing” and only breed a couple of times per year – So they won’t take over your pond! Unlike other snails that can breed out of control.

Japanese trapdoor Snails do a great job helping with Pond Maintenance and they only cost around $5 each.

I try to always have some available for purchase. You need to have around 10 Japanese Trapdoor Snails per 50 sq. ft. of surface area of pond and they really make a difference! 

There you have it… Pond Tip Tuesday lives on… 


Happy Pondering 🤔 


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