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Friday Radio Report- Call In 9-11am! | 731-423-8101 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Good Morning! We are coming at ya’ LIVE from WNWS 101.5 FM’s studio in Downtown Jackson, Tennessee! I am in the studio today with the legendary Sea Bass, aka: The White Coconut! NO subject is off the table, BUT Outdoor Living is #1 with me 😊 Drop me a call with ALL your questions at 731-423-8101 OR text your questions & comments to 731-277-5155! 💥

Tomorrow is Independence Day! 💥 God Bless America 🇺🇸 “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
–Thomas Jefferson

– Tune in! WNWS 101.5fm! 9-11am. Today! Jackson, TN
– Call in with ALL you questions! 731-423-8101!
– Text your questions to 731-277-5155 We will do our best to answer them ALL! 

In observance of America’s Independence Day, Carters Nursery will be CLOSED – Today – Friday July 3rd and Saturday July 4th!💥🇺🇸 

The Retail Nursery will re-open next Tuesday 7/7/2020 for our normal business hours.

The entire Team at Carters Nursery wants to wish you a Happy and Healthy 4th. of July Holiday! 💥💥💥🇺🇸❤️

Much Love ❤️ God Bless America 🇺🇸

 

A few of Carters Nursery’s products :

  •  Bulk & Bagged Mulch
  • Potting Mix
  • Soil Amendments 
  • Seeds
  • Hanging Baskets
  • Annuals
  • Perennials
  • Stone Yard
  • Gravel
  • Pond Supplies
  • Koi & Goldfish 
  • Much much more!

We have a Full Line of Pond Supplies and Water Treatments in stock at Carters Nursery!

We have a great supply of Pond Supplies, Fish Food & Water Treatments. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

Keeping your pond clear and healthy is easy with our Organic Water Treatments.

Keep your water crystal clear & your Koi healthy and happy with Water Treatments from Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tennessee


Everything is flourishing in the Landscape and the temps are heating up, so keep an eye on your gardens and get ready to do some watering!

  •  This is also the time trim back our annuals as needed to lighten them up a bit and I fertilize them to promote fresh new growth and blooms.
  • Have You fertilized your Bermuda grass and Zoysia Grass lawns? This is a great time to do so!
  • Stop fertilizing Crepe Myrtles now. New growth needs time to harden off before fall/winter…
  • Fertilize your Water Lilies & Lotus for better blooms!


Every Friday is Fishy Friday! We are closed today, but come in Next Friday and get a great discount on Koi!

For the entire month of July every Friday is a “Fishy Friday”! That means all of the fish you purchase are at a 20% discount! TGIFF! | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

PS: Carters Nursery is open to serve you! But, please remember to be courteous and keep your social distance … God Bless🙏🏻


Have a great Holiday weekend! 💥🇺🇸

I’m on the 180 with 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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Pond Tips on Tuesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Good morning! 🌞 Its going to be another hot, sticky day in the south! 

The hot days of Summer increase evaporation in your Ponds and Pools. Don’t forget to add water!


Have you noticed that you have to add more water to your pond on Hot 🥵 Days like this? It’s purely 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 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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Friday Radio Report | Call In With ALL Your Outdoor Living Questions – 731-423-8101 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

WOW! Have you been outside today? What a BEAUTIFUL Morning! 🌞 I am walking into the WNWS studio in downtown Jackson, Tennessee to go LIVE with my boy SEABASS on the 180! We’re talking ALL things Gardening & Outdoor Living! 💥Lookout💥

I Love ❤️ being on the 180 on Friday’s! Tune into 101.5 FM & call in with ALL your questions! 731-423-8101 💥

– Tune in! WNWS 101.5fm! Jackson, TN
– Call in with ALL you questions! 731-423-8101!
– Text your questions to 731-277-5155 We will do our best to answer them ALL! 

Carters Nursery is open for business! Our new Retail Garden Center days and hours are

  •  Monday – Closed
  • Tuesday 9am – 5pm
  • Wednesday 9am – 5pm
  • Thursday 9am – 5pm
  • Friday 9am – 4pm
  • Saturday 8am – 2pm
  • Sunday – Closed  

– Y’all Come. | Jackson, Tennessee

A few of our products :

  •  Bulk & Bagged Mulch
  • Potting Mix
  • Soil Amendments 
  • Seeds
  • Hanging Baskets
  • Annuals
  • Perennials
  • Stone Yard
  • Gravel
  • Pond Supplies
  • Koi & Goldfish 
  • Much much more!

We have a Full Line of Pond Supplies and Water Treatments in stock at Carters Nursery!

We have a great supply of Pond Supplies, Fish Food & Water Treatments. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

 


Flowers, hanging baskets, perennials, mulch, sand, gravel, chicken 🐓 poop, garden supplies & MORE!

Hanging baskets & LOTS of COLOR! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee


Every Friday is Fishy Friday! Come in and get a great price on Koi!

For the entire month of June every Friday is a “Fishy Friday”! That means all of the fish you purchase are at a 20% discount! TGIFF! | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

PS: Carters Nursery is open to serve you! But, please remember to be courteous and keep your social distance … God Bless🙏🏻


Have a great weekend!

I’m on the 180 with 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’s Radio Call In – 9-11 AM – 731-423-8101 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I am coming at you LIVE from the studio of WNWS – 101.5 FM in Downtown Jackson, Tennessee! I am sitting in with the Coolest Cat in the business- Seabass! From 9-11am💥On the 180!

People tell me I’m an artist all the time. So I’m embracing it! Bob Ross hair and all! I ❤️ My Art! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

– Tune in! WNWS 101.5fm! Jackson, TN
– Call in with ALL you questions from 9-11am today! 731-423-8101!
– Text your questions to 731-277-5155 We will do our best to answer them ALL! 

Carters Nursery is open for business! Our new Retail Garden Center days and hours are

  •  Monday – Closed
  • Tuesday 9am – 5pm
  • Wednesday 9am – 5pm
  • Thursday 9am – 5pm
  • Friday 9am – 4pm
  • Saturday 8am – 2pm
  • Sunday – Closed  

– Y’all Come. | Jackson, Tennessee

A few of our products :

  •  Bulk & Bagged Mulch
  • Potting Mix
  • Soil Amendments 
  • Seeds
  • Hanging Baskets
  • Annuals
  • Perennials
  • Stone Yard
  • Gravel
  • Pond Supplies
  • Koi & Goldfish 
  • Much much more!

We have a Full Line of  Water Treatments in stock at Carters Nursery!

Using quality Water Treatments is important! Keep using your Beneficial Bacteria throughout the Spring and Summer for a cleaner, healthier pond. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

We talked with the ‘Birdman’ 🦅 last week on the show about Hummingbirds. They are on the nest right now and aren’t coming to the feeders as much, BUT keep em out with fresh nectar because they still need you 😊

I love my little buddies 😊 Do you make Nectar? It’s simple – 1 part sugar to 4 parts water. Dissolve sugar and Boom 💥

Check this out 👇🏻


Flowers, hanging baskets, perennials, mulch, sand, gravel, chicken 🐓 poop, garden supplies & MORE!

Hanging baskets & LOTS of COLOR! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee


Every Friday is Fishy Friday! Come in and get a great price on Koi!

For the entire month of June every Friday is a “Fishy Friday”! That means all of the fish you purchase are at a 20% discount! TGIFF! | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

PS: Carters Nursery is open to serve you! But, please remember to be courteous and keep your social distance … God Bless🙏🏻


Have a great weekend!

I’m on the 180 with 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 | Call in 9-11am! | 731-423-8101 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Good Morning! 🌞 I’m coming at you LIVE from the WNWS studios in downtown Jackson, Tennessee from 9-11am! I am sitting in with Radio Royalty! Yes, Knighted by the Queen herself 💥 Sir Sea Bass! 💥 

The Passion Flowers are blooming 🌺


– Tune in! WNWS 101.5fm! Jackson, TN
– Call in with ALL you questions! 731-423-8101!
– Text your questions to 731-277-5155 We will do our best to answer them ALL! 

Carters Nursery is open for business! Our new Retail Garden Center days and hours are

  •  Monday – Closed
  • Tuesday 9am – 5pm
  • Wednesday 9am – 5pm
  • Thursday 9am – 5pm
  • Friday 9am – 4pm
  • Saturday 8am – 2pm
  • Sunday – Closed  

– Y’all Come. | Jackson, Tennessee

A few of our products :

  •  Bulk & Bagged Mulch
  • Potting Mix
  • Soil Amendments 
  • Seeds
  • Hanging Baskets
  • Annuals
  • Perennials
  • Stone Yard
  • Gravel
  • Pond Supplies
  • Koi & Goldfish 
  • Much much more!

We have a Full Line of  Water Treatments in stock at Carters Nursery!

Using quality Water Treatments is important! Keep using your Beneficial Bacteria throughout the Spring and Summer for a cleaner, healthier pond. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

 


Flowers, hanging baskets, perennials, mulch, sand, gravel, chicken 🐓 poop, garden supplies & MORE!

Hanging baskets & LOTS of COLOR! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee


Every Friday is Fishy Friday! Come in and get a great price on Koi!

For the entire month of June every Friday is a “Fishy Friday”! That means all of the fish you purchase are at a 20% discount! TGIFF! | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

PS: Carters Nursery is open to serve you! But, please remember to be courteous and keep your social distance … God Bless🙏🏻


Have a great weekend!

I’m on the 180 with 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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Tune In OR Call In Today! | Call In Radio Gardening Show! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Good Morning! 🌞 I will be coming at you LIVE from the WNWS studio in downtown Jackson, Tennessee from 9-11am! I am sitting in with the one, the only, Sea Bass!
– Tune in! 101.5fm! 
– Call in with ALL you questions! 731-423-8101!

OR – Text us questions at 731-277-5155 

Carters Nursery is open for business! Our new Retail Garden Center days and hours are Thursday 9-5. Friday 9-4 & Saturday 8-2! Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday are call ahead service by appt. Y’all Come. | Jackson, Tennessee

The weather is gonna be perfect to get outside this weekend! So, come by and grab the plants or pond supplies you need today or Saturday morning. We will be open 8-2 on Saturday. 
We have : 

  •  Mulch
  • Potting Mix
  • Stone & Boulders 
  • Soil Amendments 
  • Seeds
  • Hanging Baskets
  • Annuals
  • Perennials
  • Pond Supplies
  • Koi & Goldfish 
  • Much much more!

We have a Full Line of  Water Treatments in stock at Carters Nursery!

Using quality Water Treatments is important! Keep using your Beneficial Bacteria throughout the Spring and Summer for a cleaner, healthier pond. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

Do YOU have a Pond Net?

We have Pond Nets & more at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

 

Flowers, hanging baskets, perennials, mulch, sand, gravel, chicken 🐓 poop, garden supplies & MORE!

Hanging baskets & LOTS of COLOR! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee


Every Friday is Fishy Friday! Come in and get a great price on Koi!

For the entire month of June every Friday is a “Fishy Friday”! That means all of the fish you purchase are at a 20% discount! TGIFF! | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

PS: Carters Nursery is open to serve you! But, please remember to be courteous and keep your social distance … God Bless🙏🏻


Have a great weekend!

I’m on the 180 with 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

Good Morning! It’s Friday and I am coming at ya’ LIVE from WNWS studio in Downtown Jackson, Tennessee with the man, the myth, the Legend- YES – Seabass! On the 180! 

I Love ❤️ being on the 180 on Friday’s! Tune into 101.5 FM & call in with ALL your questions! 731-423-8101 💥

I will be taking ALL your calls about Outdoor Living, Water Gardens, Plants, Gardening, Hummingbirds & you name it! The # is 731-423-8101 OR you can text your questions to 731-277-5155. 

Carters Nursery is open for retail business! Our new days and hours are Thursday 9-5. Friday 9-4 & Saturday 8-2! Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday are call ahead service by appt. only – 731-424-2206 ~ Y’all Come. | Jackson, Tennessee

The weather is gonna be perfect 👌🏼 for gardening this weekend! So come by and grab what you need today or Saturday morning. We will be open 8-2 on Saturday. 
We have : 

  •  Mulch
  • Potting Mix
  • Stone & Boulders 
  • Soil Amendments 
  • Seeds
  • Hanging Baskets
  • Annuals
  • Perennials
  • Pond Supplies
  • Koi & Goldfish 
  • Much much more!

We have a Full Line of  Water Treatments in stock at Carters Nursery!

Using quality Water Treatments is important! Keep using your Beneficial Bacteria throughout the Spring and Summer for a cleaner, healthier pond. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

Flowers, hanging baskets, perennials, mulch, sand, gravel, chicken 🐓 poop, garden supplies & MORE!

Hanging baskets & LOTS of COLOR! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee


Every Friday is Fishy Friday! Come in and get a great price on Koi!

For the entire month of May every Friday is a “Fishy Friday”! That means all of the fish you purchase are at a 20% discount! TGIFF! | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

PS: Carters Nursery is open to serve you! But, please remember to be courteous and keep your social distance … God Bless🙏🏻


Have a great weekend!

I’m on the 180 with 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

Good Morning! Tune in to WNWS 101.5fm this morning – I will be coming at you LIVE from 9 to 11am on the 180 with the Legendary SEA BASS! 🐟 Call in with all your Water Garden & Outdoor Living questions 731-423-8101 OR text me at 731-277-5155.

It’s Memorial Day Weekend and we are in Full Swing at Cartercountry! We will be open Saturday to serve you! We have LOTS of – 

  •  Shrubs
  • Trees
  • Hanging Baskets
  • Perennials
  • Annuals
  • Koi
  • Koi & Pond Supplied
  • Yall Come!!!

Memorial Day is about the brave men and women who didn’t make it home. They gave all for us! We Must Never Forget Their Ultimate Sacrifice! 🙏🏻🇺🇸


We have a Full Line of  Water Treatments in stock at Carters Nursery!

Using quality Water Treatments is important! Keep using your Beneficial Bacteria throughout the Spring and Summer for a cleaner, healthier pond. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

Flowers, hanging baskets, perennials, mulch, sand, gravel, chicken 🐓 poop, garden supplies & MORE!

Hanging baskets & LOTS of COLOR! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee


Every Friday is Fishy Friday! Come in and get a great price on Koi!

For the entire month of May every Friday is a “Fishy Friday”! That means all of the fish you purchase are at a 20% discount! TGIFF! | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

PS: The Gate at Carters Nursery is open today! But, please remember to be courteous and keep your social distance … God Bless🙏🏻

PSS: We will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day! 

Have a great weekend!

I’m on the 180 with 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

Tune in 9-11am! I am coming at you LIVE on the 180 with the man himself – Sir SEA BASS! Call in with all your questions 731-423-8101 OR text us at 731-277-5155.

Spring is In Full Swing at Cartercountry! 

  •  Shrubs
  • Trees
  • Hanging Baskets
  • Perennials
  • Annuals
  • Koi
  • Koi & Pond Supplied
  • Yall Come!!!

We have a Full Line of  Water Treatments in stock at Carters Nursery!

Using quality Water Treatments is important! Keep using your Beneficial Bacteria throughout the Spring and Summer for a cleaner, healthier pond. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

Every Friday is Fishy Friday! Come in and get a great price on Koi!

For the entire month of May every Friday is a “Fishy Friday”! That means all of the fish you purchase are at a 20% discount! TGIFF! | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Have a great weekend!

I’m on the 180 with 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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Hump Day Koi Fix | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

We are selling Koi again! And with selling comes questions. Some of the most basic questions I get time and time again, so here is a repost of some basic “Koi Myths” that I hear all the time… Have a Great Hump Day!

“It’s Wednesday, aka “Hump Day” and as usual the subject is Koi & Koi Pond’s 😊 We were discussing erroneous information & myths about Koi keeping that are out there, so I thought why not make a blog post about it… Here’s a quick “Top 5”…

#1 – You Can’t Be A Koi Keeper & A Water Gardener.

Not true! You can raise healthy koi In your beautiful water garden! The koi can grow up to be just as beautiful and healthy as they are in traditional koi ponds. Proper design is key! You will LOVE how they compliment each other 😊 I have installed Hundreds of beautiful Water Gardens with healthy happy Koi.

Koi and Water Gardens go together like peas and carrots 😊 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

#2 – Predators Will Eat All Your Fish.

Again, Proper Design is key! Raccoons generally won’t swim. That’s not to say they never swim, or couldn’t stand on the side of your pond and take a paw swipe or two at your fish… Fortunately, most fish will swim to a deeper, more protected part of the pond when a predator is threatening them. The one predator with legitimate credentials is the blue heron. Plenty of lily pads give them some protection and will work to minimize attracting a heron in the first place. Other protection measures include a motion activated water sprayer called a “Scarecrow” or even better a “Koi-cave” structure that can be built in during the pond’s construction. IF you already have a pond, they can be added with minimum remodeling during a clean out service.

A Blue Heron is a major Predator of our Koi and pond fish! BUT, we can stop them from harming our ‘finned friends’! Tools like a “Scarecrow”, or a fish cave really help! In the Fall a leaf net helps with more than 1 task 😊

#3 – Your Pond Must Be (3) Three Feet Deep to Keep Koi. 

There are literally tens of thousands of two-foot deep ponds all around this country, full of happy and healthy koi. The water in a two-foot deep pond will generally only freeze eight inches down in the coldest of climates, because of the insulating qualities of the earth that surrounds the pond – Here in West Tennessee usually not at all. Another Plus – a properly designed 2’ deep pond is easy to get in and out of 😉 Most of the ponds I have designed & built for the last 30 + years are 2’ deep and doing great! We can & do go deeper if the design calls for it of course, but don’t believe everything you read online! 

#4 – Koi Can’t Be Kept With Plants.

In a naturally balanced ecosystem, koi and plants complement and need one another. In nature, fish feed on plants. As a result, the fish produce waste, which is broken down by aerobic bacteria on the bottom of your pond, which, in turn, is used as fertilizer by the plants to grow and produce more natural fish food. One tip I have learned from experience- start with small Koi, they will grow up with the plants and won’t bother them at all – like in nature.

This is one of my Display Water Gardens at Carters Nursery Pond & Patio – The Aquatic Plants & Koi have been doing great here for almost 30 years!

#5 – If You Forget To Feed Your Koi They Will All Die. 

Totally False! In a properly designed & stocked pond, the ecological balance will amaze you! Crystal clear water, thriving aquatic plants & a healthy eco-system are your reward! We all Love to feed our babies, but if you miss a few days they will get busy doing some “pond keeping” of their own! 😊 They will ‘Thrive’, not simply survive! The key is  to “Stay in Balance”!

I hope this helps!

– 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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