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Monday Morning Moment of Zen | Carters Nursery Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Fall is in full splendor ๐Ÿ‚ We have peaked in our Fall color and soon the wind will sweep it all away ๐ŸŒฌ I wanted to share my little view of Autumn Beauty with you this morning. The colorful foliage with the crashing Waterfalls provides the perfect place of Zen on a crisp Monday morning…

Get out today and take a walk or a ride around the neighborhood and enjoy the Fall color while its still here… It will be gone in the blink of an eye ๐Ÿ‘

Have a great day!

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

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Pond Tip Tuesday! | Fall Pond Checklist | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN
October 19, 2021, 4:06 pm
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Fall is in full season! In fact we are only a couple of weeks from Peak Viewing time for Fall foliage in TN! Then you will again realize where โ€Fallโ€ gets its name… ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

Fall will bring many changes to our Gardens and Ponds, its important to stay ahead of the game!

I always try to post proactive things you can do to keep your Water Garden clean and your Koi healthy over the Fall & Winter. Things like โ€“ Cutting your aquatic plants back, using pond netting, watching your skimmer more closely, feeding Cool Temp Koi Food, etc. โ€“

We stock a complete line of Water Treatment Products and supplies for your Pond and Water Garden. Including Cold Temp Beneficial Bacteria, Leaf Nets and Cool Season Fish Food | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We stock bulk Leaf Netting at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio in Jackson, TN | It will keep debris out of your pond & help protect your fish from predators during the cold, bare months.

Pond Netting is a great tool to help keep the maintenance of your Water Garden or Koi Pond down to a minimum over the fall and winter. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee


Switch to Cold Water Bacteria NOW! –

Our Cold Water Beneficial Bacteria works and keeps on working when the plants and fish arenโ€™t active and really helps the quality of your Pond Water! It is extremely effective at reducing sludge, dead and decaying leaves and plants, built up fish waste & excess nutrients like ammonia, nitrates & phosphates. These things make for poor water quality, reduced water clarity and can have catastrophic effects on your fishes health.

Keep an Eye ๐Ÿ‘ on Your Skimmer –

Your Pond skimmer is a workhorse this time of year! Its catching and capturing all that debris that would otherwise end up on the bottom of your Pond! BUT, you have to empty it often in the Fall ๐Ÿ

Or, you end up with this ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป


Every Pond should have a floating Pond thermometer!ย Our finned friends are cold blooded & water temperature is very important when it comes to seasonal feeding times. Pick one up at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio.

This is standard equipment in every Koi Pond and Water Garden.ย 

My final Pond Tip for today is this – Switch to Cool Season Koi Food NOW…

When the water temperature drops below 60 degrees Fahrenheit you should switch to a Lower Protein, Cool Season Koi Food. We like to call it the โ€˜Rule Of 60โ€™โ€ฆ | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN


Switching to a Cool Temperature Koi Food is very important for the health of your Koi! 

Well, there you have it, a little reminder to help keep the Maintenance to a minimum and to maximize the enjoyment of our wonderful hobby!

Happy Pondering! ๐Ÿย 


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

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Sunday Reflections…

Today has been like the rest of this entire week… Long and Beautiful! ๐ŸŒž Fall came in with cool temps and blue skies. We got out on the lake today to enjoy a little time off and to officially welcome in Fall.

The weather was perfect today! Several people had the same idea ๐Ÿ˜Š

Although I hate the Summer being behind us, Fall is always a beautiful, welcome season… Hereโ€™s to Fall!๐Ÿ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿˆ

โ€œWhere are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?
Think not of them, thou hast thy music too, – 
While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day
And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue;
Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn
Among the river sallows, borne aloft
Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;
And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn;
Hedge-crickets sing, and now with treble soft
The redbreast whistles from a garden-croft;
And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.โ€

~ John Keats

Mark C



Throwback Thursday | Old Memories Of Things To Come | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Summer is still in glorious season, but when you run a business you have to stay ahead of the changes… Which are coming quickly. In fact, Fall is just around the corner. When I think of Fall, I think of several things, but Pumpkins ๐ŸŽƒ Maybe #1! This throwback pic from several years ago brings back nothing but good memories… And a peak into our not to distant future ๐Ÿ˜Š

Do you enjoy Fall? Fall planting, cooler weather and Jack-O-Lanterns ๐ŸŽƒ are coming!

This picture of my son and I is repeated every Fall and Iโ€™m looking forward to it ๐Ÿ˜Š

Yโ€™all have a great #Throwbackthursday evening!

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



Sunday Reflections…

After work yesterday, we got out on the water to see how the Fall color show was progressing. I Love โค๏ธ Fall ๐Ÿ I am blessed to live in such a beautiful part of the world and I know it ๐Ÿ˜Š In a few shorts weeks we will be looking at Thanksgiving ๐Ÿฆƒ And all the reds and oranges and golden color will be gone for the year… Get out and see it now because it wonโ€™t stay around long… Time flies by ๐Ÿ’จ

โ€œNatureโ€™s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leafโ€™s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.โ€œ

~ Robert Frost

The colors are becoming more vivid and the birds ๐Ÿฆข are busy preparing for the Winter months to come. So much to see right now ๐Ÿ

Breakfast ๐Ÿณ is calling me…

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Mark C.



Sunday Reflections…

Windy, rainy days in early Fall make me so sleepy… I have hardly been able to keep my eyes ๐Ÿ‘€ open the last few days… ๐Ÿ˜ด Iโ€™ll be glad when the sun โ˜€๏ธ pops back out!
On a positive note, the color change is happening now and itโ€™s gonna be a beautiful show!



“Clouds gather, treetops toss and sway;
But pour us wine, an old one!
That we may turn this dreary day
To golden, yes, to golden!

Autumn has come, but never fear,
Wait but a little while yet,
Spring will be here, the skies will clear,
And fields stand deep in violets.

The heavenly blue of fresh new days
Oh, friend, you must employ them
Before they pass away. Be brave!
Enjoy them; oh, enjoy them!”
–ย ย  Theodor Storm,ย ย 
A Song in Octoberย 

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Now itโ€™s back inside for breakfast ๐Ÿฅž

Have a great Sunday!

Mark C.