Carter's Water Garden


Pond Tip Tuesday | HOT 🥵 Days = Pond Evaporation | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Have you noticed that you have to add more water to your pond on Hot Days like this? It’s mostly from evaporation! Don’t forget to top off your Water Garden from time to time to keep up. 💦
OR, check out my little Pond Tip for this week…

We sell and install an Auto Fill Unit for your Pond! The float on the end kicks it into action when it reaches the desired level and it fills it back up for you! Talk about Low Maintenance!

We sell and Install ‘Auto Fill Valves’ specifically made for your Water Garden or Koi Pond. They are fairly simple to install and set up and virtually invisible in your skimmer. 
Can you imagine not having to worry about adding water over the Hot Summer months? 

Boom!💥 This is my offering for your Pond Tip this week… To me it’s all about Low Maintenance! Less work and more enjoyment!

Enjoy the Pond Tip! 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

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Pond Tip Tuesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Koi Feeding Time in Jackson, Tennessee

Spring is in full swing! We are past our last frost date and the whole world is greening up, I LOVE it! So do my Koi! 😊 They have been tearing up the Cool Season Koi Food and the veggies I have been feeding them. In fact, many of my customers and fellow Koi enthusiasts have been feeding Cool Season Food & have asked me the all important question…

– When can I start feeding regular and Color Enhancing Koi Food?

– My Answer- Remember the rule of 60!

When the water temperature has stabilized above 60 degrees Fahrenheit you can switch to a Higher Protein or a Color Enhancing Koi Food. We like to call it the ‘Rule Of 60’… | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I have covered The Rule of 50 in previous Blogs, when coming out of Winter into Spring, you must let the water temp stabilize for at least a week at 50+ degrees Fahrenheit before you start to feed your koi. AND, when you do start back to feeding, you should use a quality, Cool Season Koi Food! And don’t over feed! Gradually reintroduce food to them in small amounts.

Now, at least for me (check your thermometer) it’s time to make the transition to a regular Koi Food. In fact, I will start to feed both high protein and color enhancing feed, alternating weekly between the two.

Our finned friends are cold blooded & water temperature is very important when it comes to seasonal feeding times. After the water temp is above 60 degrees Fahrenheit you can start feeding High Protein and Color Enhancing Koi Food again. Pick some up at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

So to wrap it up, check your water temp & when your above 60 degrees for several days in a row and climbing, you can transition to warm season Koi Food. That’s the “Rule of 60”… 😉

Viva La’ Spring!

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



Two Fer’ Tuesday | Waterfalls | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | West Tennessee

I just thought I would keep it simple today. Two beautiful pictures of two beautiful Waterfall Projects. Waterfalls are my business, and business is good!

It’s a beautiful day! And, Spring is right around the corner 😊

Have a great Tuesday!

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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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

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What Are Your Plans On Fat Tuesday?

Fat Tuesday is upon us! It doesn’t mean as much to us in Tennessee as it does to the folks down along the gulf, But if you live in Mobile or Fairhope or New Orleans or almost any town in those areas, it means an all day Party is at hand! Fat Tuesday translated from French means “Mardi Gras”!

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, a time for fasting and giving things up – BUT, not today! Today is a PARTY! Everyone eating & drinking & dancing & saying “laissez les bon temps rouler”! Which means – “let the good times roll.”

Now it seems everyone celebrates Mardi Gras, we even have a parade and celebration here in little Old Jackson, TN! 😊

My advice, have Fun! And, pace yourself!  And no matter what you do, don’t eat too much King Cake! 😂

 

Have a great Mardi Gras!

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! 🎈🎉

 

~ Mark Carter



When in Doubt – Tuesday Songs – 2 For Tuesday!

It’s COLD! Even colder tonight, and tomorrow, forget about it! Highs in the 20’s… So we’ve been going through our albums… Reorganizing, by band, by release date, alphabetically… Yea, I know… But I do Love listening to music! I saved a couple of songs out just perfect for a cold, wintry Tuesday!

Their first & maybe, their best… I’ve got the cassette, the CD, & the Album-dont know where that 8 track got off too 😊 The sound of the Vinal is still the best!

A great day to listen to music 😊

Stay Warm!

Mark C.



Two-Fer Tuesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

26 degrees this morning! And it’s forcasted to go into the teens in a few days with a possibility of snow 😳 We always get our snow and ice in January… So today I thought a little visual of what’s to come was in order!

Here are a couple of nice shots 👀 to remind you of what’s around the corner – A “Twofer” for your Tuesday 😊

The Beauty and Sound of a Waterfall is an Awesome thing! I hope this glimpse of Spring warms you up at least a little bit 😊

The aquatic plants have flushed out and look so lush. Spring is Coming! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

 

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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