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Friday Radio Report | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I missed everyone today on the 180 😞I have been a little under the weather.. But, please tune in to the “Best Little Show” in the business! Friday’s are always great with the 180’ Crew! Today they are on a LIVE remote from

‘Live’ from Rhodes Family Diner in Medina, Tennessee!

Tune into 101.5rm! Or listen on your TuneIn App.! Or go to the WNWS website – http://www.wnws.com

I will be back next week to talk Spring! Spring Fever is definitely in the air!

 

Have a Great Weekend!

I’m on with the 180 Crew – Dan Reaves & Sea Bass- every Friday from 9-11am Call in with ALL your gardening and Outdoor Lifestyle questions at 731-423-8101.
OR you can TEXT us at 731-277-5155. Listen LIVE at 101.5 WNWS – FM Talk Radio – on your smart phone using your TuneIn app.!

 

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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Friday Radio Report | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Great show today! Also the last show for me for 2018! WOW! Another year in the history books 😱

2019 is coming fast! Will YOU be making “New Years Resolutions”?

LOTS of FUN in the studio today! Sea Bass is on vacation, but Lori Nunnery was in the house & filled everyone in on things to do in and around Jackson, TN! Check it out –

https://jacksontn.com/tourism/#home

Michael King was in tha house! Holding down Sea Basses seat 😊 and talking about music 🎼 🎶🎵

– LOTS of calls!

  •  What do I need to do in the garden now? LOTS of things! Trimming, clean up, mulching leaves, composting, and planning are all top of the list! Remember, Spring is Coming!
  • Sonic trivia question “Sonic Blast of the Past” – What is the most popular Sonic Drink??? Jeopardy music…. Answer- Cherry 🍒 Lime-Aid! Boom!!!
  • LOTS of talk about CWD – Cronic Wasting Disease in deer. For more info check the website at http://www.cwdintennessee.com
  • What are YOU having for New Years Dinner? For me this is a HUGE deal! Hog Jowl, Black Eyed Peas, Turnip Greens, Corn Bread & more! This has been our New Years meal my entire life and way before!

    I can’t wait till Tuesday! We eat our traditional New Years meal of hog jowl. Greens & Black eyed peas.

The Lawyer for the McGee family called in to discuss the settlement of the 2014 shooting case of their 18 year old son, Dillon McGee. For more info follow this link to the story – https://www.wbbjtv.com/2018/12/27/civil-suit-settled-in-local-officer-involved-shooting/

Happy New Year!

I’m on with the 180 Crew – Dan Reaves & Sea Bass- every Friday from 9-11am Call in with ALL your gardening and Outdoor Lifestyle questions at 731-423-8101.
OR you can TEXT us at 731-277-5155. Listen LIVE at 101.5 WNWS – FM Talk Radio – on your smart phone using your TuneIn app.!

 

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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Friday Radio Report – May the 4th Be With You! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

GREAT Show today, LIVE at ACE Hardware with the 180 Crew – Dan Reaves & Sea Bass! I really had FUN today at ACE 🙂 Blake White (Owner) and his staff go above and beyond the call to bring you Top Quality service and merchandise.

This is an ‘Old School Hardware Store’ that has most anything you need. I love this place!

Thanks to all the great folks who stopped by today! Everyone got a free breakfast coupon from The Green Frog Coffee Company, and ACE is giving away a nice Weber Grill! Stop by and sign up to win until 6pm TODAY!

Mrs. Kitty Hawkins stopped by today. It was great to see an old friend 🙂 I put a Pond in for her and Mr. Hawkins many, many years ago. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

They have EVERYTHING you might need – garden supplies, mulch, paint, plumbing, grills, fishing tackle, live bait & more!

Billy Phillips Lure! The BEST on the market! 

My personal favorite, the GoGo Girl! I have caught MANY bass on this spinner bait 🙂 

We had a LOT of calls and texts too –

  • Crepe Myrtle care
  • Growing Angel Trumpets in Containers
  • What is and how do you use a ‘Plumb Bob’… nice!
  • The superior design and comfort of the classic ‘Adirondack Chair’… ps: ACE has them for $39.95!
  • Aquatic Plant types and MORE!

Thanks for the stop by’s, the questions and texts! If you haven’t, treat yourself & stop by this store and do some business with a GREAT locally owned, old fashioned, small business!

I’m on with the 180 Crew – Dan Reaves & Sea Bass- every Friday from 10-11am Call in with ALL your gardening and Outdoor Lifestyle questions at 731-423-8101.
OR you can TEXT us at 731-277-5155. Listen LIVE at 101.5 WNWS – FM Talk Radio – on your smart phone using your TuneIn app.!

God Bless America!

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 – THINGS ARE HAPPENING AT SOUTHLAND POWER SPORTS! | CARTERS NURSERY, POND & PATIO | JACKSON, TN

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

I’m on with the 180 Crew – Dan Reaves & Sea Bass- every Friday from 10-11am Call in with ALL your gardening and Outdoor Lifestyle questions at 731-423-8101.
OR you can TEXT us at 731-277-5155. Listen LIVE at 101.5 WNWS – FM Talk Radio – on your smart phone using your TuneIn app.!

Today was a LIVE remote from Southland Power Sports & Outdoor Equipment. One word – NICE!

We did a LIVE remote from Southland power Sports today. What a NICE place! LOTS of inventory and a GREAT sales & service dept. If you haven’t been by the Jackson, TN location, check them out – 2155 N Highland Ave, Jackson, TN 38305

The tone was light and fun and we got LOTS of feedback and several questions. I would say the biggie was about Crepe Myrtle Bark Scale…

The crape myrtle bark scale is an invasive insect species from Asia. They secrete honeydew, which subsequently results in sooty mold along the branches, trunk and leaves. Crape myrtle bark scale is VERY unsightly, but may or may not be fatal for plants. 

Here’s a paper from UT –

Crepe Myrtle Bark Scale

  • We also talked about the possibility of frost on Monday morning, so be aware and take the appropriate measures.
  • The weather has dried a bit and it’s time to amend and till those gardens and new planting beds. (Check on a new tiller at Southland Power Sports – they have some NICE ones!
  • PLANTS, PLANTS & MORE PLANTS are in at Carters Nursery! Including Aquatic plants! So come by and see us 🙂

I had a LOT of fun with the 180 Crew today and I hope you did too 🙂

Have a GREAT weekend! 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



Friday Radio Report – The Rivers are Rising – Blue Sky’s Prevail! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

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

LOTS of comments today on the sheer amount of rainfall we have had this year… Over 20″ so far and we are just kicking off March! The rivers are mostly all at flood stage & they even called school out yesterday because of local flooding. BUT, just walk outside today and breath in some fresh air, look up into that bluebird sky and the feeling of Spring takes you. Blue sky’s have prevailed! 🙂 What a gorgeous start to what looks to be a ‘Perfect Weekend’!

Call in every Friday from 10-11am with ALL your gardening and Outdoor Lifestyle questions – 731-423-8101. You can TEXT in too – 731-277-5155.

What happened on the show today? We had several calls and a TON of texts! We couldn’t get to all of them, but here are a few highlights –

  • Our own Sea Bass is going to try his hand at growing some peaches! He is going to plant some China Pearl peaches because they are his favorite! We will keep you posted …
  • We had some interest in getting a Gas Fire Pit with a “Cowboy Cooker” – that’s a removable grilling, cooking accessory that you can add to a Fire Pit.  We do install these and I hope the caller comes by and that I can help him further.
  • We talked about using Juniper as a groundcover on a sunny hillside that’s hard to mow.

And mainly that this is a great time to get out and catch up on gardening chores – trimming and pruning, weeding, aerating & overseeding lawn grass, fertilizing, mulching, spraying Dormant Oil, applying pre-emergent herbicides to your lawn and flower beds, etc…

Another great Friday show is in the books & I want to thank everyone who calls in and everyone who listens! You can Listen &/or call in with your questions every Friday from 10 – 11 am. at WNWS 101.5 FM in Jackson, TN. You can also listen on your smart phone on your TuneIn App.! This is a LIVE show and we appreciate your calls and questions! The number is 731-423-8101. You can also TEXT in your inquiries to 731-277-5155.

Now is the time! Spring is upon us…

Have a GREAT Weekend! Happy Pondering,

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 – The natives are restless…

Fridays are special! I love Fridays because not only are they the beginning of the weekend, Fridays are “Radio Day” for me 🙂 I LOVE siting in with Dan & Sea Bass & talking to everyone about Outdoor Living, Gardening, Water Gardening and the like!

Call in every Friday from 10-11am with ALL your gardening and Outdoor Lifestyle questions – 731-423-8101. You can TEXT in too – 731-277-5155.

Spring is almost here and the Spring rains have started. So have the mosquitoes & the frogs (peepers) singing from the woods, the daffodils are up and starting to bloom & everyone is READY for Spring! I had loaded call lines for the entire hour and many great questions! We had several questions on the text line too – Thanks for all the interest!

Here are a couple of questions I thought I would post and answer from today’s show –

  • Lots of questions about trimming and pruning. Can I trim this or that? YES – its a great time to get out there and trim and prune your – Crepe Myrtles, fruit trees, ornamental trees & shade trees too, roses, shrubs, etc. Rake up real good after your trimming and pruning and touch up the mulch.
  • ALSO – apply Dormant Oil now. Make sure its not a day where temps will drop below freezing. Always follow label instructions.
  • More question on Crepe Myrtle Bark Scale – here’s a link to a page from UT about this new scale attacking our Crepe Myrtles – https://extension.tennessee.edu/madison/Documents/CMBS%20County%20Publication.pdf
  • Questions about Koi Pond Maintenance – Can I clean out my Koi Pond? YES – it’s time to get started doing your yearly pond clean out. There are some other posts on my blog about this that will help you out – a to do list, things to have on hand etc. It’s Time 🙂
  • When will it stop raining? GREAT question… Soon, I hope 🙂
  • And the trivia question today was – What was Johnny Appleseed’s real name???  Any guesses? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?  – Jonathan Chapman was his real name! John Chapman, called Johnny Appleseed, was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ontario, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, as well as the northern counties of present-day West Virginia. Born – September 26, 1774  Died – March 18, 1845

Another great Friday show is in the books & I want to thank everyone who calls in and everyone who listens! You can Listen &/or call in with your questions every Friday from 10 – 11 am. at WNWS 101.5 FM in Jackson, TN. You can also listen on your smart phone on your TuneIn App.! This is a LIVE show and we appreciate your calls and questions! The number is 731-423-8101. You can also TEXT in your inquiries to 731-277-5155.

Thanks! Have a GREAT weekend!

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