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

I was onsite at a recent residential project the other day and the sun was at a pleasing angle so I snapped a few pictures for comparison.  Later in the evening I  looked through some of the images, like I do many days, and I was blown away! It’s really nice to look back at how a garden has matured and developed over time. And you can really tell when someone is involved with their landscape and garden. 

I Love ❤️ Watergardens! This is just a snippet of this feature, but I love this view. And the sound is so relaxing 😌

I Love ❤️ My Job!

And –

I love ❤️  #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

It’s Waterfall Wednesday! My favorite day of the week 😊 I just LOVE sharing pictures of what we do here at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio! I’ve said it for years and I’ll say it again- “Waterfalls are my business, and business is GOOD”!  Here’s a snap shot of a Waterfall from a recent project…

This picture was taken minutes after it was first plugged in… A new creation that produces positive vibrations 24/7!

Literally just brought to life, this little beauty will bring sound and life to this garden for many years to come. I ❤️ My Job! 

Thanks to all! Have a Happy Waterfall Wednesday! #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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Fall Is a Great Time To Work On Your Outdoor Spaces| Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Fall is the perfect time to improve on your Outdoor Living Areas. Patios, Firepits, Waterfalls, Pergolas, Lighting etc… Designing and Building the backyard paradise of your dreams is what we do 😉

We have a couple of spots left on our schedule for the Fall season. Call now to get your project designed and installed by years end!

PS: Your gonna Love ❤️ it!

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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Video Introduction of Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio by Mark Carter & Friends | Jackson, Tennessee

A quick intro of Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio & a few testimonials from some very happy clients 😊

Thanks for watching our little intro video. Please give me a call if I can assist you in any way! And please share our blog with your friends 😊

Happy Pondering!

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

 



Large Waterfalls are AWESOME! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We used large mossy boulders and creek stone to construct this ‘Naturalistic’ Water Feature. We were striving to look as “Natural” as possible, so we used specimen quality boulders & cedar driftwood & stumps to help achieve our goal. We didn’t want the stone work to look “Done” or man made in any way & I really think we achieved what we were looking for. Luckily for us, so did our clients 😊 I wanted to share this today & I hope y’all enjoy. I always appreciate a little feedback, so let me know what you think.

 

Thanks! AND… Happy Pondering! 🙂

 

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



Water Garden Classes, Beautiful Plants, Friendly Animals, Grilled Food & a Pony Ride – Spell FUN! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Jackson, Tn. | Saturday, April 21st. – Come join us at Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio for our annual Spring Fest. & Customer Appreciation Day! We will have lots of fun, food and informative things to take part in!
Bring the kids and let them pet the animals at the ‘Petting Zoo’! They can even ride the Pony 🙂

“This started 20 years ago as a way for me to teach my clients how to clean their Water Gardens & care for their Koi. It has grown into a pretty big production for the whole family now,” says Mark Carter, Owner/Designer of Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio. “We have something for the kids to enjoy with the Petting Zoo, Maintenance classes, Lunch in the Garden – it’s just a nice day for our customers and friends to get out and enjoy Spring.”

Classes will start around 9am. and will go all the way through till 2pm. We will perform a ‘Hands on’ cleanout of a pond on site! We will also do an upgrade/install of the Latest Aquascape Skimmer Filter! Come see all the new technology available. You will witness all the work being done and be able to ask questions right there on the spot! We will also have a discussion on Water Garden Design and discuss “How To” Design a ‘Water Feature’ into YOUR Landscape!

The Petting Zoo and Pony Rides will begin by 10am.! So come on with the kids/grandkids 🙂

Pet the bunny’s, chickens, lama’s, horses, goats, unicorns and more at the petting zoo! 😉 PLUS there will be pony rides for the kids | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I will be cooking lunch for all that come, my treat! I’m fixing Hot Dogs and Smoked Sausage with ALL the fixings! We will also be firing up the Saffire Grill to cook some special things 😉 We will have chips and cookies and more! This is my favorite part of the show because I get to fire up the grill & cook! I will have lunch ready around 11:30am. So DON’T be late 🙂

Mark will be cooking lunch at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio’s ‘Outdoor Kitchen’! “I’m firing up the Saffire Grill & The big AOG Grill too. Y’all come on out and have a great time with us on this 20th. Year Anniversary of Spring Fest. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

What: Carters Nursery, Pond & Patios 20th. Annual Spring Festival & Aquatic Workshop!

Where: Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio – 2846 Old Medina Rd. in Jackson, Tn.

When: Saturday, April 21st. from 9am till 2pm.

WHY should I come? It’s going to be a FUN filled day for the whole family! AND it’s FREE! Petting Zoo & Pony Rides for the kids! Supplies for the ‘Spring Season’ and “How To” Classes by the best in the Biz.!

For more information give us a call : # 731-424-2206 or http://www.cartercountry.com/

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

 



Spring Fest. 4/21/2018 Video | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

This is our video info about our upcoming Spring Fest., Customer Appreciation Day & Aquatic Workshop (where we will do a pond clean-out class and install a Skimmer Filter on a Pond & more)! Enjoy:

 



Carters Nursery, Pond & Patios 20th. Annual Spring Fest.

CARTERS NURSERY POND & PATIO 20th. ANNUAL SPRING FEST. 2018

Bring the family and come help us usher in Spring!

Jackson, Tn. – Come join us at Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio for our 20th. Annual Spring Fest. & Customer Appreciation Day! We will have lots of fun, food and informative things to take part in!

Bring the kids and let them pet the animals at the ‘Petting Zoo’ & they can even ride the Pony 🙂

Kids LOVE the Petting Zoo & Pony Rides! Come help us celebrate 20 years of Spring Fest.! This event is FREE!

For the Adults – We will have several opportunities for you to learn all about Water Gardening and Aquatic Plants. You can get all the information you will need to Design, Build and Maintain a Beautiful Water Feature of your own. We will also have a Maintenance Workshop to teach attendees how to clean and maintain a Water Garden

We have maintenance classes & a great Q&A for attendees! Everyone loves to learn more about their Water Features. Even the kids have fun.

Get here early to take part in the class. We are going to perform a full cleanout and build a waterfall. Classes will start around 9am. and will go all the way through till 2pm. We will perform a ‘Hands on’ cleanout of a pond on site & we will rework & rebuild a waterfall! You can actually see all the work being done, learn and ask questions right there on the spot! We will also have a discussion on Water Garden Design and “How To” Implement one in YOUR Landscape!
We will cover the basics of Aquatic Plants and discuss how you can introduce more Aquatic Plants in your Waterscape AND your Landscape.

Mark will be cooking lunch at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio’s ‘Outdoor Kitchen’! “I’m firing up the Saffire Grill & The big AOG Grill too. Y’all come on out and have a great time with us on this 20th. Year Anniversary of Spring Fest.  

I’m fixing Hot Dogs and Smoked Sausage with ALL the fixings! We will also be firing up the Saffire Grill to cook some special things. We will have chips and cookies and more! This is my favorite part of the event because I get to grill & cook – & I am gonna cook up some good food for everyone that comes!

 

What: Carters Nursery, Pond & Patios 20th. Annual Spring Festival & Aquatic Workshop

Where: Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio – 2846 Old Medina Rd. in Jackson, Tn.

When: Saturday, April 21st. from 9am till 2pm.

WHY should I come? It’s going to be a FUN filled day for the whole family! AND it’s FREE! Petting Zoo & Pony Rides for the kids! BIG Specials for the Spring Season and “How To” Classes taught by the best in the Biz.!

For more information give us a call : # 731-424-2206 or http://www.cartercountry.com/ Y’all Come!

~ Mark Carter



What’s the best location for a Water Garden? | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Question : What’s the best location for a Water Garden?

Answer : It depends on several factors. The main thing is that YOU get maximum enjoyment from the feature!

Many times when I go to a Design Consultation the client takes me to the lowest part of the yard and says “here’s a great area, every time it rains its standing in water”… OK, that might be a great area for a retention pond, but probably not a Koi Pond or Water Garden 🙂 In fact – No runoff water should ever enter your Water Garden!

Here is my beautiful, blooming Water Garden in Summer. Your welcome to come by and see it during business hours at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN. This is a front yard Water Feature.

I design and install a LOT of Water Features. I started my business in 1989 and I have seen almost everything you can imagine when it comes to Water Features and their placement in the Landscape. Some are front yard features, but most (90% +) are backyard Ponds!

I have several Ponds and Water Features around my home & I enjoy my backyard Pond the most I think. But where to put a new feature is something that each project will reveal as I go through the design process with a new client. But there are some tried and true things I want to share with you here about placement and design –

  • Make the Water Feature easily accessible from the home, ie; Not to far away – avoid limiting access.
  • Bring the Pond right up to the patio or deck if possible, make it “Part of the outdoor space”
  • If possible make the Waterfalls view-able from the inside the home.
  • If you can open a door or window and hear the Waterfall that’s a BIG + !

    Position your Waterfalls where you can view them from inside your home! Every time you look out the window this will make you feel good. 🙂

Like I said, most of the Water Features that I install are backyard features, installed for the enjoyment of the family & friends. Some are front yard features that were designed for curb appeal, to be seen by passers, to welcome guests or even to create a beautiful scene from a dining room window. But ALL are special! Before you start on your Water Feature, seek advise from a professional Water Feature Designer. Getting another opinion or ‘set of eyes’ to look at your landscape can bring some exciting ideas to the table for you & your new Water Garden!

Thanks & Happy Pondering!

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


Stream & Waterfall Design & Restoration
August 25, 2015, 7:19 pm
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Jackson, Tn. 38305
This is a going to be fun for everyone –
New people in the hobby will LOVE this class! Ideas & insights are GOLD!

AND if you’ve had a Pond for a while and want to add something, or update it a little… Like adding a stream or new waterfall, this is for you!

AND if you have a Pond that has never been quite… right – It needs filtrations help or more plants or SOMETHING – BAM!

We will go over how to Design, prepare & build an ALL Natural, “Low Maintenance” Water Garden of your own! How to place and create a natural looking waterfall and stream will be a major topic of conversation!

AND – How to turn an older Water feature/Pond into a brand new, “facelifted” feature or a troubled green water pond into a crystal clear pond of your dreams!

Learn more about building a waterfall with the pro's at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio. Jackson, Tn.

Learn more about building a waterfall with the pro’s at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio. Jackson, Tn.

– We will discuss proper pond filtration.
– We will discuss the use of aquatic plants in your ‘Aquascape’.
– We will discuss Landscape Design ideas that can really create dramatic change.
– We will re-design & re-build a Waterfall on one of our Ponds on site at the nursery during this class!

After the class Mark is going to fire up the grill & cook up some good stuff for lunch for all that come! This is our last ‘Summer Seminar’ for the season… So come on out and join us!

We are going to cook lunch on our AOG Grill and our Saffire Grill at Carters Nursery - Jackson, Tn.

We are going to cook lunch on our AOG Grill and our Saffire Grill at Carters Nursery – Jackson, Tn.

WHAT – Stream & Waterfall Design & Renovation
WHEN – Saturday, September 12th. 9am – 11pm.
WHERE – Carters Nursery Pond & Patio . 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305
Please call to register for this event. Call Jo or Sandra at 731-424-2206 or e-mail at cartercountry@charter.net. This event is FREE!

~ Thanks & I hope to see you here!

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