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Now Is The Time To Prepare For Spring! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

We are “Post Groundhog Day” & rapidly approaching Spring! You have been saving $$ and planning to put in that Water Feature you have always wanted… Now is a great time to start the process of Designing & getting on the Work Schedule!

Spring will be here soon & it will be time to feed our Koi again. Stay ahead of the pack and get on the schedule ASAP.

So many people wait till that perfect Spring day in April, the flowers are blooming and the birds are singing, and they say “Let’s do this”! When can you start? And I tell them 6 to 8 weeks… Most understand that we stay pretty busy, but many are disappointed in the waiting time. BUT, this is YOUR reminder😊 Give me a call now and let’s get you on the early Spring schedule- The seasonal clock 🕰 is ticking, stay ahead of the game.

Happy Pondering 🤔

 

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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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:

 



Upcoming Events – 20 YEARS of – Spring Fest. & Water Garden Workshop’s | Saturday, April 21st. | 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 🙂

Kids LOVE the Petting Zoo & Pony Rides! Come help us celebrate 20 years of Spring Fest.! This event is FREE! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

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 Garden, Pondless Waterfall or Koi Pond of your own. So, if you have a Water Feature and want to learn more about it, the Aquatic Plants available, Pond Fish like – Koi, Comets, Shubunkins, etc. you will Enjoy this! AND – IF you don’t have a Water Garden, but have been wanting to find out more about them, this is Definitely for YOU!

Get here early to take part in the Pond Maintenance class. We are going to perform a full cleanout and install a Skimmer filter on a Pond! You don’t want to miss this!

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 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 “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.

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!

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

Mark it on your calendar and come out and see us!

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



Friday Radio Report – Spring has Sprung! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Another GREAT Show today with Dan Reaves & Sea Bass – The 180 Crew!

I’m on with the 180 Crew – Dan Reaves & Sea Bass- every Friday from 10-11am with ALL your gardening and Outdoor Lifestyle questions – 731-423-8101. You can TEXT in too – 731-277-5155. Listen LIVE at 101.5 WNWS – FM.

The whole world is turning green! And Yellow, Purple, White, Pink, etc… I LOVE all the Spring color!

A Redbud (Cercis canadensis) in full Spring bloom. One of my favorite early Spring blooming trees | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We had LOTS of calls and texts today! Mostly normal Spring questions – when and what can I cut or trim, seeding fescue, sodding zoysia grass, planting fruit trees, etc…

One question where I think we got cut off was about getting rid of Invasive Aquatic Plants – I don’t recommend spraying herbicides in your Water Garden. Instead, physical removal is the way to go. After you get all the invasive plants out replant with some easier, less invasive aquatic plants – Dwarf Cattail, water orchid, bloody dock, bog lily, eastern rain lily, etc. Come by the nursery and pick a few out.

ALSO – come by the Red Barn in Memphis and see us at the Memphis Master Gardeners ‘Spring Fling’. We have set up a both and a small display for everyone & would love to talk to you!

We are at the Red Barn at the Agricenter in Memphis for the annual ‘Spring Fling’! We will be here today until 5 and tomorrow from 9-5pm. LOTS to see! Y’all Come! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

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



Come see us at the “Spring Fling” at the Red Barn by the Agricenter in Memphis | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

It’s that time of year again – Garden Shows & Expos back to back for weeks. I love it! Setting up the shows & talking to all the people really sets the tone going into Spring every season.

The Shelby Co. Master Gardeners hold their annual ‘Spring Fling’ every Spring at the Big Red Barn by the Agricenter International. We have been doing this show for many years now. Come by and see us this Friday & Saturday. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tn.

The Show is this Friday & Saturday (9am-5pm). The address is 7777 Walnut Grove Road Memphis, TN 38120.

“Water Features, Landscape Designers, Classes taught by the Experts, HUGE Plant Sale, Garden Supplies, Fresh Worm Castings, Garden Art, Garden Tools, Pottery, Dancing Bears – etc.,etc…. Don’t miss this show!”

Come by & check out our display. We will be building a Custom Fountain for the show | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I’ll be setting up the show today to be ready for Friday & Saturday. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone again this year. See y’all soon 😊

PS: Mention this blog and you will entered to win a $250 Gift Certificate at the Show! 😉

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



Spring at last, Spring at last! Hallelujah, SPRING AT LAST! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I’ve been hollering “Spring is Coming” for a couple of months now… And finally, the 1st. Day of Spring has arrived! And I’m about to freeze to death! Brrrrr! 40 degrees and a north wind… BUT, I’LL take it 🙂 Historically, the arrival of the 1st day of Spring & the arrival of pretty Spring weather aren’t always walking hand in hand 😊

The Farmer Almanac says the exact time of the Vernal Equinox is 12:15 pm today. The daytime & night time hours are equal today! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

They say if you were standing on the equator today, the sun would be traveling directly overhead. Pretty cool…

All I really know is that the promise of Spring has arrived! That doesnt mean the weather will be “Spring Like” though… Many are seeing snow and freezing temps! But, warmer sunny days are right around the corner 🙂

I’m so ready for the foliage and flowers of the Spring/Summer growing season 😊 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

On the other side of the equator its the opposite – This is the first day of FALL… WOW! I’m glad we aren’t going into Fall/Winter again! It feels so nice to hear the singing birds and to see all the blooming beauty in the gardens

In a pleasant spring morning all men’s sins are forgiven.
~ Henry David Thoreau

Heres to Spring! See y’all in the Garden! 😊

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