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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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Today. 8am-2pm. Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio. Y’all Come!

Saturday’s are always busy at Carters Nursery! Plants, Mulch, Flowers, Fish and more! Come by and pay us a visit 😊 This is a Great Weekend for Gardening! 

Carters Nursery is open today 8am till 2pm. | Jackson, Tennessee | Y’all Come!


Sale – Boston fern, Kimberly Queen, Macho fern, Petunias, Purple Hearts, Wandering Jew, and more! 5 for $50! 💥

The Hanging Baskets are YUGE! 5 for $50! Yes, you heard me correctly! 😉

I had several calls on the radio yesterday for info on leveling and repairing lawns. I’ll tell you the secret – Sifted, screened topsoil!  & a few pieces of Sod… 

Come by and grab a few pieces of sod for repairs anytime. Fresh Sod by the Piece at Carters Nursery.

We have quality Top Soil and Mulch as well. 

Mulch & screened Top Soil by the scoop | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio


Stop on by today from 8-2pm and load up on some Garden Supplies. Saturday’s are all about the Garden at Carters ❤️


Have a Great Weekend! 

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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Saturday Garden Shoppers Rejoice | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Saturday & Sunday are the days most of us get er’ done in the Garden! This is the time to get your shrubs & flowers potted and planted for the season! It’s also the best time to plant your Peppers, Tomato’s and other Vegetables & herbs. So, to aid in this endeavor ALL plants today (Saturday, May 18th.) are Buy 1, get 1 for 1/2 off! AND, ALL vegetables are Buy 1, get 1 FREE! BOOM 💥

The gate opens at 8am. & we will be open till 2pm. to help you get some great plants, chicken poop, gravel, stone, mulch & more!

ALL vegetables are Buy 1, get 1 FREE! Don’t miss this one!

ALL Aquatic Plants are on SALE! Buy 1, Get 1 50% off! Including Lilies & Lotus!

ALL Annuals, Perennials & Shrubs are On Sale! Buy 1, Get 1 for 50% off! Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

It’s going to be a Beautiful day!

 

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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Keepin’ It Real – Top 5 Koi Myths Made Right! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

It’s Wednesday, aka “Hump Day” and as usual the subject is Koi 😊 We were discussing erroneous information & myths about Koi keeping that are out there, so I thought why not make a blog post about it… Here’s a quick “Top 5”…

#1 – You Can’t Be A Koi Keeper & A Water Gardener.

Not true! You can raise healthy koi In your beautiful water garden! The koi can grow up to be just as beautiful and healthy as they are in traditional koi ponds. Proper design is key! You will LOVE how they compliment each other 😊 I have installed Hundreds of beautiful Water Gardens with healthy happy Koi.


Koi and Water Gardens go together like peas and carrots 😊 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

#2 – Predators Will Eat All Your Fish.

Again, Proper Design is key! Raccoons generally won’t swim. That’s not to say they never swim, or couldn’t stand on the side of your pond and take a paw swipe or two at your fish… Fortunately, most fish will swim to a deeper, more protected part of the pond when a predator is threatening them. The one predator with legitimate credentials is the blue heron. Plenty of lily pads give them some protection and will work to minimize attracting a heron in the first place. Other protection measures include a motion activated water sprayer called a “Scarecrow” or even better a “Koi-cave” structure that can be built in during the pond’s construction. IF you already have a pond, they can be added with minimum remodeling during a clean out service.

A Blue Heron is a major Predator of our Koi and pond fish! BUT, we can stop them from harming our ‘finned friends’! Tools like a “Scarecrow”, or a fish cave really help! In the Fall a leaf net helps with more than 1 task 😊

#3 – Your Pond Must Be (3) Three Feet Deep to Keep Koi. 

There are literally tens of thousands of two-foot deep ponds all around this country, full of happy and healthy koi. The water in a two-foot deep pond will generally only freeze eight inches down in the coldest of climates, because of the insulating qualities of the earth that surrounds the pond – Here in West Tennessee usually not at all. Another Plus – a properly designed 2’ deep pond is easy to get in and out of 😉

#4 – Koi Can’t Be Kept With Plants.

In a naturally balanced ecosystem, koi and plants complement and need one another. In nature, fish feed on plants. As a result, the fish produce waste, which is broken down by aerobic bacteria on the bottom of your pond, which, in turn, is used as fertilizer by the plants to grow and produce more natural fish food. One tip I have learned from experience- start with small Koi, they will grow up with the plants and won’t bother them at all – like in nature.

This is one of my Display Water Gardens at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio – The Aquatic Plants & Koi have been doing great here for almost 30 years!

#5 – If You Forget To Feed Your Koi They Will All Die. 

Totally False! In a properly designed & stocked pond, the ecological balance will amaze you! Crystal clear water, thriving aquatic plants & a healthy eco-system are your reward! We all Love to feed our babies, but if you miss a few days they will get busy doing some “pond keeping” of their own! 😊 They will ‘Thrive’, not simply survive! The key is  to “Stay in Balance”!

Happy Pondering! & Merry Christmas 🎄 🎅🏻

 

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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