Carter’s Garden Blog


Buy 1 Water Garden, Get 1 Free! | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

What?! WOW! Am I serious? You bet I am! 😎

Now, please give me a moment to show you exactly what I’m talking about –

Water Garden #1

The “Daytime Pond”. Pond #1 is the Pond of your Dreams! Complete with Waterfalls, gorgeous Aquatic Plants & colorful Fish! A wonderful oasis to enjoy at your leisure.

Now with the purchase of a complete Water Garden package 📦 you also get “Water Garden #2”.

Pond #2 is included in all our Complete Water Garden packages. The Night Pond is my Favorite! | Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Check em’ out Side by side from the exact same angle. They are both so unique in their own way 😊

 

Here you can see em’ side by side! I ❤️ My daytime Oasis! AND – I ❤️ The Night Life’! Boom 💥 💥💥

PS: You can see some Beautiful Ponds at night at our upcoming ‘Moonlight Pond Tour’ Saturday September 14th!

 

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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Time For That Water Feature You’ve ALWAYS Wanted! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

There’s an old saying in my business- “Everybody wants a pond, they just don’t know it… Yet”!

PS: It became an old saying, because it’s true! Come by the nursery and check out our multiple Water Feature displays & you too, will see what I mean 😊

Saturdays in the Garden are the Best!

Y’all come by today! We are open 8am – 2pm.

Springtime in Tennessee! 🎉

 

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 – It’s Getting COLD! Is It Time To Stop Feeding Your Koi? | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

It happens every year… The Fall color comes and goes in quick succession  and the long, cold nights force us to discontinue feeding our Finned friends for the season…

We have been feeding Cool Temp Koi Food at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio for a while now, but it’s time to put it up till Spring… | Jackson, TN

Check your thermometer to confirm your water temp., ours has been at 50 deg. F/- for over a week now… Time to stop feeding – for their health! Feeding after the temps drop below that 50 degree threshold is very dangerous for your Koi’s health. Their metabolism slows to a crawl & they just can’t digest fish food…

Every Pond should have a floating Pond thermometer. Our finned friends are cold blooded & water temperature is very important when it comes to seasonal feeding times. You can pick one up at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio if your in need. | Jackson, TN

It’s always sad when we have to end ‘Feeding Time’… But, it’s part of keeping your fish healthy. Enjoy the Holiday Season, because before we know it, Spring will be here again and ‘Feeding Time’ will be back on the daily agenda. 😊

Happy Pondering & Happy Thanksgiving 🦃

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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Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com
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When Do I Stop Feeding My Koi in the Fall? | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

We have had a long, HOT Summer and have enjoyed feeding our ‘Finned Friends’ every day 😊 But now we are going into the cooler months of the year and one of the most asked questions I get is – “When do I STOP feeding my Koi in the Fall?”

A very important tool to have in your pond is a simple pond thermometer. When temps drop below 60 I start feeding “Low Temp. Fish Food” & some fresh fruits and veggies like peas, oranges, grapefruit & carrots. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

It’s very important to take your fish into the colder months as healthy & happy as possible! They are cold blooded and their metabolism will soon slow to a crawl! So feeding the right foods now will really help them for their long journey through Fall & Winter.

At 6o degrees I discontinue regular Koi Food for Cool Season Food. I also start giving them some daily treats like fresh or frozen veggies and fruits like (peas, carrots, grapefruit, oranges & melon). These food are a good source of vitamins & minerals and help to ready them for the Winter.

Get your Cool Temp Koi Food at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN                                   After the water temp drops to 55 degrees I slow my feeding down to 1 time per day with just cool temp Koi food. Then after the water has reached 50 degree’s F. (sustained around 10 days time) STOP all feeding until Spring!

This is tough on me… BUT, I know it’s something that I have to do for their overall health. Feeding them when their metabolism is in Winter mode can/will kill them! So even on a warm day when they are literally begging for food – DON’T DO IT!

And don’t forget – keep the skimmer free of leaves & other debris and keep dreaming of Spring 😊 It will be coming before we know it!

Happy Pondering!

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


Fall Fest. Video | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

WHAT: The 20th. Annual Fall Fest & Water Garden Workshop
WHEN: SATURDAY, October 13th. – 9 am. to 2 pm.
WHERE: Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305

We will have:
– A Pumpkin carving class & CONTEST!*
– Treats for the kids
– A sale on water gardening products!
– A Sale on Fish and Aquatic Plants!                – Water Gardening experts on hand to answer all of your questions.

– A Petting Zoo and Pony rides for the kids! This is an AWESOME petting Zoo folks, so bring the kids out and Enjoy!
– Lunch from 11:30am.- 1pm.
* The pumpkin carving class is $5.00 per person (includes pumpkin and carving tools). Kids MUST be supervised by a parent to take part in this class. Please call to pre-register for this class as supplies will be limited. For more info call Jo or Sandra at the Nursery 731-424-2206 or e-mail at cartercountry@charter

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


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

Great show today with Dan Reaves & Sea Bass – the ‘180 Crew’! 1 word – FUN! Today was a laugh riot! 🙂 Best callers of ANY show around!

The segment started with 2 special guests from USJ – Head Master Stew Hirstein & Senior Student Bailey Norris. They were talking about all the great stuff happening at USJ. Leadership for the future, Strategic planning, Remodeling to update everything to “State of the Art” status! The future looks bright at USJ (University School of Jackson)!

The athletic program at University School of Jackson is a member of TSSAA’s Division II, one of the strongest in the state of Tennessee. USJ’s Middle and Upper Schools currently field 37 teams in 13 different sports. USJ has won State Championships in girls’ soccer, girls’ softball, boys’ baseball, and boys’ tennis. Each year, USJ teams are well represented in regional and state tournament play. Our sports complex and athletic facilities are among the finest in the state.

After their interview we got into some great calls and texts!

Stay Cool with Container Water Gardens! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee.

  • Next Saturday is our last Summer Seminar of the season. Well, it’s all about staying Cool on a HOT Summer Day… AND – “Container Water Gardening is Cool on the Hottest Day! “Everyone wants a Water Garden”! Many are choosing a Container Water Feature for their home. These are easy to create, Very inexpensive and will fit in most any area. A Container Water Garden will Transform any outdoor space, a patio, deck AND even a room inside of the house with the sound of water! We will look at several different types of Aquatic Containers that you can use, LOTS of beautiful Aquatic Plants, Fountains and even small fish that you can keep in your Container Water Garden.AND we will put one together so you can see how easily it’s done!
    When: Saturday, August 18th. from 9am. till 11pm.
    Where: Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305
    Please call to register. This class is FREE! Feel free to bring a friend. For more information or to register call Jo or Sandra @ 731-424-2206 or e-mail at cartercountry@charter.net . 
  • Yes, it is HOT right now, BUT, it’s about time to start sowing late season veggies like (Carrots, Cauliflower, Lettuce, several greens,etc. AND it’s almost time to start seeding late season Fescue in our lawns.
  • Can I trim my Crepe Myrtles? You can limb them up or lightly trim, but don’t do any major surgery right now.
  • Can I fertilize my shrubs? Be careful! Fall is right around the corner. Any new growth we stimulate needs adequate time to fully harden off before frost and freeze.
  • Whats good for green water in a Koi Pond. I try to stay organic… Beneficial bacteria and enzymes help. Getting the right balance of plants and fish is a game changer too! It’s ALL about balance, filtration & aeration!

I’ve got a busy afternoon ahead of me! Followed by a beautiful Weekend! I hope you all have a great one! 🙂

Happy Pondering!

 

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



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

Wow! What a great show today!!! It felt great to be back home and it felt great to back on the air LIVE with the guys – Dan Reaves’s & Sea Bass!

The show started with an interview of Milan Police Chief – Bobby Sellers. He was in the studio to give a report on the Casey McDaniel case. This case dates back to August of 1996! Casey disappeared after a church function in 1996 and has never been seen since. By all reports she was a very nice, happy, positive 14 year old girl. This case shook the entire area & has recently gotten a break – Pete Hill was arrested as a suspect in the case & is in prison awaiting trial. They are still working this case & asking for anyone with more info to please come forward. If you have any info please call Milan PD at 731-686-3309.

After Chief Sellers left we started taking Gardening and Outdoor Living calls and texts and there were many…

  •  I gave a full report of my Anniversary trip with my wife. We did a full week of backroad travel and exploration in our beautiful home state 😊 We had LOTS of Fun and came back all charged up!
  • we also talked late Summer Gardening.
  • How to make a raised bed for better drainage.
  • Popular shade trees with a focus on Oaks and Maples.
  • Keeping your Leland Cypress watered well to avoid drought stress.
  • And our upcoming Summer Seminar –  ‘Stay cool with container water features’. Saturday August 18th. 9-11am.  It’s FREE! Y’all come!

    There’s still time to get your Water Feature designed and built in time for the Fall weather. Give me a call. | 731-424-2206

Get out and enjoy the rest of the Summer before it’s gone! It’s flying by folks 😊

Thanks for all the calls and comments!

– Happy Pondering!

 

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



Friday Radio Report – The HEAT is on! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

Really cool show today! We had a special guest in the studio today – Author – Robert Broughton with his book about The State Line Mob/Buford Pusser era – “Louise Hathcock – Queen of the State Line Mob”.

I met Robert several years ago in this very studio when Bill Way was interviewing him about another of his books ‘Sheriff Buford Pusser: Headlines and Pictorial History’. Really interesting writer & GREAT local history in his books! Robert is having a Book Signing at the Buford Pusser Home & Museum tomorrow. Stop by & Check it out – https://bufordpussermuseum.com/

We also talked a LOT about gardening! And of course the heat!

– It’s Hot! 100-106 heat factors! & Getting very dry! Water!!! Don’t wait folks! Drought stress is bad on your plans & trees!

– Planting is still going strong – Shrubs, trees, etc. Just remember, mulch & water properly.
– All annuals at the Nursery are 50% off! Flats, Pots, baskets, etc etc…

– Early voting starts Today! Go vote!

Today is Friday the 13th. To some, a scary day… Triskaidekaphobia is fear of the number 13!

And fear of Friday the 13th specifically is similarly called – paraskevidekatriaphobia! So there’s that … 😳

Tomorrow is our event – Waterfalls! Get your feet wet! At Carters Nursery from 9am till 11am appproximately. Come join us 😊 https://www.facebook.com/events/2098385680232692/

Thanks to all the callers and text’ers 😊

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



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

WOW! What a show! I have officially started doing the Outdoor/Gardening Segment on “The 180” on Fridays from 9am till 11am.! 2 hours instead of usual 1 hour segment! And it was an AWESOME 1st day! Thanks for all the calls and texts!

LOTS of calls & texts today!

  • A question to follow up from a couple weeks ago on Bonsai – What is the most popular plants to use for Bonsai? I thought this was a great question! For an evergreen outdoor plant Juniper is great! Lots to choose from too… I love Procumbens nana! You can do LOTS of things with this one! For an indoor/tropical bonsai here in our area I love Fig, ie; Ficus… You can use a classic ficus house plant of even an edible fig like Brown Turkey.
  • It’s getting HOT and dry now – WATER! Don’t let your plants get water stressed!
  • LOTS of questions about Crepe Myrtles – Can I cut back? Light trimming only now to be safe!
  • My 20 year old Crepe Myrtle isn’t blooming. – Try feeding! Milorganite is good.
  • Insects on my Crepe Myrtle. “Look kinda like mealy bugs”. What do I do? This could be Bark Scale? LOTS of info on this online. here’s a quick link – https://ag.tennessee.edu/utg/Documents/CMBS_explained.pdf
  • Warm season Zoysia grass that is shade tolerant? Palisades Zoysia is a great shade tolerant lawn grass.

AND the big topic was our upcoming event Saturday, July 14th.! ‘Waterfalls! Get Your Feet Wet!’

MORE INFO-

Our first Summer Seminar of the season will focus on Waterfalls! – Waterfalls on Ponds, Water Gardens & Pondless Waterfalls! Crashing Falls! Cascading Falls… Waterfalls that splash and Waterfalls that flow…

The Beauty and Sound of a Waterfall is an Awesome thing! We are going to Showcase “Waterfalls in YOUR Life” at this Summer Seminar! Saturday, July 14th. 2018

Come learn HOW a Waterfall can change your life at our 1st. Summer Seminar of 2018 –

“Waterfalls! Get your feet WET!”

We will tour the Water Features of Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio and talk Waterfall Design & Placement. We will show you how you can “Tune” your waterfalls to make a pleasing sound and how you can accentuate different sounds in your Streams and Waterfalls. AND – we will Re-design and Re-build a Waterfall during the class! This is going to be FUN! Y’all Come!

Unique Waterfalls await you at this class! Learn more at this informal seminar Saturday, July the 14th. at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

WHAT: Waterfalls! Get your feet WET! A Summer Seminar by Carters Nursery.
WHEN: Saturday, July 14th. from 9am. till 11am (approximately)
WHERE: Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, Tn. 38305

The class is FREE. Please call ahead and register for this class. For more info Call – Jo or Sandra at 731-424-2206

  • There were more texts than I could get to today… There is olny so much time 🙂 BUT, please feel free to send me your questions via E-Mail or on the blog comment option, etc.  I will always try to help 🙂

I hope y’all 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



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

GREAT show today with Dan & Sea Bass – “The 180 Crew”! The weather is heating up! And so were the calls today!

One thing I LOVE about talk radio is the variety of topics and questions that you get every day! This show is 100% caller driven, so YOU choose the topic and pose the question – Always FUN! Today we talked about everything from Trimming unwanted growth from Crepe Myrtles to helping Jackson, TN get a new dog park – #jacksontn #dogparkdash !

– LOTS of people asking & texting about the upcoming Pond Tour! I hope you will ALL come out and help us raise some much needed $$ for the animals! The Pond Tour is Saturday, June 23rd. from 9am till 4pm. THEN, there is an appreciation party (The Moonlight Luau) from 8 – 10pm at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio! Y’all help spread the word. 

  • It’s getting HOT! Protect your pets AND your plants! Proper feeding and watering over the next several months is crucial to the health of your pets AND your gardens too 🙂
  • The days are getting LONGER as we approach the Summer Solstice – Thursday, June 21st! (the longest day of the year)! Get outside in the evenings! You can feel the days stretching out 🙂
  • One caller has a 100 year old Mulberry Tree in his yard – I gotta go check that out!
  • Jackson, TN may be getting a new Dog Park out by Generals Park! Check it out online and on facebook – You can help promote it by hash-tagging posts about the project, animal photos and stories etc. #jacksontn & #dogparkdash
  • Fathers Day is coming FAST! Don’t forget Dad! The news says the average fathers day spending per dad is around $125… Father Day has become a 15+ Billion $$ per year industry! WOW! but still lags far behind Mom at over 23 Billion…  🙂 Go DAD!
  • BIG SALES this weekend at Carters Nursery! Come check us out!

I hope y’all enjoyed the show as much as I did! Have a GREAT weekend!

 

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.!

 

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