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Before & After + 20 Years | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I LOVE before and after pictures of Landscapes. They are powerful! A simple idea can literally transform an area to something completely different. This one goes back a bit… 20 years or so. I came across these pictures while I was cleaning out some files and thought I would share them today. After all, it’s Thursday & everyone is posting throwback pics 😊

This area was planned to be a “Filler Area” in the landscape with cross ties and ground covers. BUT, I talked them into more…

This area beacame their favorite spot in and around the house. I took this after picture around 20 years after the initial installation while I was there to speak to a local Garden Club about Water Features in the Landscape. Still such a beautiful spot to spend time.

This is my offering for #Throwback Thursday😊

Have a great one!

 

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, TN

It’s a misty, grey morning in Medina, TN with the 180 Crew! Today we are on a LIVE remote from Rhodes Family Diner in Medina, TN & BIG Steve is buying breakfast 🍳 So get here quick! 😊

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

Lots of friends came out to eat and say Good Morning!

The Nipps’s & “Mark from Jackson” came out to support the 180 & Rhodes Dinner!

I’m publishing this blog earlier than usual on Friday! Normally I publish after the show, but today is a special day! I want y’all to know about FREE breakfast! AND, I want y’all to call in with your questions! The number is 731-423-8101! Call with ALL your questions and comments 😊

Dont forget ‘Spring Fest & Customer Appreciation Day – Saturday, March 23rd.!

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.!

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
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We’ve Been Nominated For A ‘Readers Choice Award’! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio has been nominated for a “Readers Choice Award” in 2 Categories- Best Landscaping Company & Best Nursery/Garden Center. Thank Y’all so much for the Nomination! Voting is now open! You can vote in all the categories for your favorites 😊 You can vote everyday, so Please vote for us “Early & Often”! 😉

Click on the link below to start voting 🗳 ❤️

Thank You for your Patronage & Support!

 

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
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What Happens To My Koi If They Outlive Me? | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

A great client that has become a good friend recently asked me to help him pick out a few Koi for his new Water Garden. I helped him Design his Pond and Waterfalls last year and we built it in the Fall. Long story short – He LOVES it! He’s spent every spare, dry, bearable moment messing around out there this Winter and can’t wait until Spring when he can really set up housekeeping for the Spring/Summer/Fall season! 🙂 Now. it’s time to get some fish for his new Pond and he’s excited! We looked at quite a few Koi, & We asked each other all kinds of questions as you might imagine, the one he asked me that really touched me was “What happens to my Koi if they outlive me”?…

A domestic Koi, in average conditions can live upwards of 30 years…

He read one of my blogs, in where I mentioned the “Famous Japanese Koi”, ‘Hanako’ that lived to be over 225 years old! He realized they can be long living pets and just wanted to hear what might happen to them. 😊 Pretty neat to think about that. In Japan Koi are prized and in some cases passed down, even willed to family upon the owners death. It’s an honor.

I have been in business long enough that I have actually dealt with  this situation more than once. Most of the time the Koi stay with the Pond & the spouse and/or family carries on. But I have seen people move the fish to other Ponds, and even sell or give the fish to other people with Ponds of their own. I myself have taken many Koi in and fostered them until they could be placed in a new home.

Then I reminded him, Koi means Love! And Love will always find a way! 😊 I told told him – “Enjoy your Pond, & enjoy your Koi! They will bring you many years of Interest & enjoyment”. Words to live by…

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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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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Sunday Reflections…

All these dark, wet days really limit what we can do outside. Add in the the fact that the days are steadily getting shorter and shorter & it kinda gets … depressing.

The Winter Solstice (December 21st) marks the shortest day of the year. Good News is – the day after, the days start getting LONGER again! THIS Friday is the Day! YES!

BUT, this morning was so beautiful! Beautiful sunrise & decent temps makes for a nice Sunday morning! I walked around the garden a bit and suddenly had so many ideas flowing through my mind! Changes & new things get me excited! These ideas and plans help get me through to Spring 😊 Now I’m sitting on the swing typing out this mornings BLOG post.

Take it from me – Beat the Winter blues! Get outside every chance you get… It’s the best medicine 😊

 

”From December to March, there are for many of us three gardens –                            The garden outdoors,                                       The garden of pots and bowls in the house,    And the garden of the mind’s eye.”

~ Katherine S. White

 

 

Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas! 🎅🏻

~ Mark C.



Fall Is a Great Time To Work On Your Outdoor Spaces| Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Fall is the perfect time to improve on your Outdoor Living Areas. Patios, Firepits, Waterfalls, Pergolas, Lighting etc… Designing and Building the backyard paradise of your dreams is what we do 😉

We have a couple of spots left on our schedule for the Fall season. Call now to get your project designed and installed by years end!

PS: Your gonna Love ❤️ it!

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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