Carter’s Garden Blog


Client & Employee Health Policy Update | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Good Morning, here’s a health update from Cartercountry… 

“The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted and is continuing to impact our community. At Carters Nursery we value each customer relationship and see no reason, at the present time, to suspend our sales and design operations or otherwise cancel scheduled work. 
 
We value the health and well-being of all individuals and want to do what we can to protect our employees, customers, and everyone with whom we do business. We are taking the following measures to keep safety as our top priority:
 
If we don’t shake your hand, please don’t take it as rude. We’re actually not shaking hands out of respect for everyone’s health right now. 
 
Our office is disinfected for your safety and the safety of our team. Our retail office is open for sales & customer service, However, there is NO public restroom.
 
Sales representatives are sanitizing their hands before and after client visits.
 
Our employees will refrain from shaking hands or other close personal contact, with each other and with customers. We will keep an appropriate safe distance during conversations ( 6 feet is the recommendation). 
 
Employees have been advised to stay home if they feel ill in any way. We are also bringing our own lunches to limit contact with restaurant employees. 
 
While we typically enter your home to discuss your project, we will not be entering client homes for the next few weeks.
 
If the timeline on a project that is scheduled or waiting to be scheduled needs to change due to reduction in employee availability or other presently unforeseen circumstances, you will be contacted, and we will work with you to reschedule. We appreciate your understanding and patience. We are monitoring the situation closely by staying informed with the most up-to-date information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local Public Health authorities.”

Thank you, 

Carters Nursery Management.

Thank You,

Washing your hands with warm soapy water for 30 seconds is the best way to stay clean. Hand sanitizer’s help, but washing is the best.

Mark Carter



Social Distancing Is Real…

This Wuhan Virus has really caused a mess… Spring is finally here & everyone wants to get out and about! Spring break, Spring festivals, Florida beaches, March Madness, The Masters, Daytona… NOT SO FAST! 

Data supports the idea that “Social Distancing” helps in an outbreak like we are experiencing. Does it suck? YES! BUT, it will save lives… Think of it as an extended Spring Break… A “Staycation” if you will.

FYI: We have canceled our Annual Spring Fest that we have hosted for 23 years! Our other Spring venues have shut down as well… No ‘Spring Fling’ for the Master Gardeners 😨 Even Disney World has closed… What does it all mean? I think it means we have to control our movements and actions for a little while to preserve the health of the country… 


I copy pasted this from a good source. There is a live link to the CDC’s published guidelines here. Check it out 👇🏻

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidelines for “community mitigation strategies” to limit the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, which include recommendations for “social distancing”—a term that epidemiologists are using to refer to a conscious effort to reduce close contact between people and hopefully stymie community transmission of the virus.”

Washing your hands with warm soapy water for 30 seconds is the best way to stay clean. Hand sanitizer’s help, but washing is the best.

Dr. Ron Kirkland called in to the show yesterday (The 180) to talk about things that will help. Almost all were common sense & all benefit you greatly! Things like –

  •  Get 7-9 hours of sleep 😴 
  • Drink Lots of Water 💧 
  • Take Vitamin C 
  • Eat Healthy!
  • Walk! Light exercise is good!
  • Get some sun! 20-30 minutes a day minimum!
  • Keep your hands clean! etc…

Hang in there, this too shall pass! Wash your hands, Cover your sneeze 🤧 & discipline yourself NOT to touch your face. Eat right and get plenty of rest. Sounds pretty doable to me… In the long run, this will make us stronger!


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

 



Social Networking Tuesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

A little while back I did a Blog on Social Networking. It was a very popular Blog… And why not! So many more people are joining the digital age! Even Grandparents are HUGE on Facebook & Pinterest & Instagram! In fact I had an “Ecstatic” client come in the other day who saw their pond on Instagram and was blown away!😘 Their reaction to seeing their Beautiful Water Feature along side of the most beautiful creations you have ever seen was Awesome!

So many ways to share and spread the word now! Please Follow, Like & Share my Blog posts. Thanks in advance 😊I 

We try to stay relevant in the digital age! That’s why I try to keep a presence up on several Social Networks – If you haven’t already, please Like & Share our Facebook pg. – https://www.facebook.com/Carters-Nursery-Pond-Patio-207074459184/

Even better check out my website links to ALL my Social Media Links – http://www.cartercountry.com

There is a link area with all our ‘Alphabet Soup’ links – Word Press Blog. Pinterest. Instagram. Facebook. Plus all the info on our site itself!

It’s all there to show you what’s available & to help with ideas and understanding! It really helps to be able to see what a company can do, BEFORE you hire them😊

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE Social Media! It has really changed the game & raised the bar.

Have a great evening! See ya’ on Facebook 😉

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

YouTube pg. –
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6dPkQiE04jcr385SOL0gkw

Facebook pg. – https://www.facebook.com/mark.carter.775

Pinterest pg. – https://www.pinterest.com/cartersnursery/



Social Networking Tuesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tn

I just LOVE Networking online! Here’s a great example, our friends at Asia Garden Chinese & Japanese Restaurant https://www.asiagardenjackson.com/ came out to our nursery and enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the gardens, AND took some Awesome photos of some of their Top Shelf Creations 😊 How cool!

What a great way to spread the love of 2 of my favorite things – Waterfalls & Food 😊

 

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

YouTube pg. –
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6dPkQiE04jcr385SOL0gkw

Facebook pg. – https://www.facebook.com/mark.carter.775

Pinterest pg. – https://www.pinterest.com/cartersnursery/