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Waterfall Wednesday | Pondless Waterfall Edition | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Another week has past and it’s #waterfallwednesday again! My focus this week is on a Very special kind of Waterfall – The Pondless Waterfall! 

This Pondless Waterfall was just plugged in! If you want a truly Low Maintenance Water Feature, look no further than a Custom Pondless Waterfall. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I ❤️ Pondless Waterfalls! They are Low Maintenance, totally customizable & sound so nice! You get the Waterfall & stream without the maintenance of the Pond & Fish!

Here you see the workings of a Pondless Waterfall. As you see, the water is held underground and the pump can’t clog. Talk about Low Maintenance! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Check out this link below – there is more complete info on Pondless Waterfalls and even a portfolio of some Pondless Waterfalls that we designed and built right here at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio! 
Check the link 👇🏻
https://carterslandscape.com/wp/pondless-waterfalls/


Enjoy your “Hump Day” and enjoy Waterfalls! Especially Pondless Waterfalls! 

Have a Great Waterfall Wednesday! 

 

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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Waterfall Wednesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Waterfall Wednesday is here again. Here is a Waterfall from a recent project. This new Pond needed a powerful biological filter to handle a decent sized fish load, ie; LOTS of Koi… So we specified a customized Bog, aka: Constructed Wetland Filter! Large boulders, cobblestone, washed river gravel & booku  Aquatic Plants!! 
It turned out Beautiful! 👇🏻

This beautiful Waterfall flows from an Awesome natural filter, known as a Constructed Wetland Filter. It doesn’t really look like a filter per se’, it looks natural! Biomimicry at its best! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

It’s gonna be a Beautiful Day! Get out and enjoy! 

Have a great, #waterfallwednesday!

 

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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Monday Morning Moment Of Zen

What exactly is Zen? A client that subscribed to my blog asked me this question the other day at my Garden Center. 
Well, I told him Zen can be described several ways… When it applies to the garden it simply means quiet, peaceful feelings.

From the dictionary it’s both a Noun & an Adjective: zen : a state of calm attentiveness in which one’s actions are guided by intuition rather than by conscious effort Perhaps that is the zen of gardening—you become one with the plants, lost in the rhythm of the tasks at hand”.
I can say for a fact, that is the Zen I’m speaking of. It’s a feeling of peace and relaxation that I or you get from waterfalls, koi & gardening in general. Even a sunrise or sunset can give one this feeling 😊

The feeling you get watching the sunset over the water is a Zen feeling. There is something special about water… There is a bit of magic in it…

So many times it’s the setting or focus that helps you achieve this Zen… Another friend sent me a photo that his daughter took of their Waterfall. I think you will feel the Zen form this photo as I did 👇🏻

A friends daughter took this picture. I can tell that she knows the meaning of Zen already 😊

I hope you all have a wonderful morning and a great week ahead! 

 

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 | Jackson, Tennessee

It’s getting HOT folks! Saturday was a scorcher – 102 F. Heat factor… Whew 😅 Can you say “Dog Days” are coming… What do you do when it’s too Hot to breathe? A/C!!! 

A better question: What can you do in the Hot months to help your Koi survive & thrive? 

As the temperatures rise, the Dissolved Oxygen in the water goes Down… How can you increase the D.O. In the warmer months? | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Waterfalls and streams help to increase the Dissolved Oxygen (D.O.) in your Pond.

In the Spring, Fall & Winter D.O. Is usually ample when you have a waterfall and aquatic plants, But, as the water temperature increases in the late Spring and as we enter Summer, the D.O. goes way down! That can cause serious problems for your Koi! Even death 💀! What can you do to fix this? 

Many of my clients have an aeration system in their Pond. This helps to increase the D.O. (Dissolved Oxygen) In the water! It’s also a great safety for your fish as well, it’s very unlikely that the waterfall pump and the aeration system would fail at the same time, leaving your finned friends vulnerable. I recommend powering your aerator on a separate circuit as well, in case of GFCI interruptions. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

A good aeration system really increases the Dissolved Oxygen in your pond water! This means a healthy pond, clean water & healthy vigorous Koi! 

As you see here, the air column pushes up from the bottom, really moving and oxygenating the water.

A good aeration system is fairly inexpensive & simple to install as well. 

This is my Pond Tip for the week and I hope it 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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Monday Morning Moment Of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

A good spring cleaning of most any Water Garden is a must. I finally got to mine 😊 Here is a short video of the Waterfalls coming back to life! In only takes a minute to watch, and it’s worth every second!  

Click here 👇🏻to see video. 
Coming back to life

There is nothing more relaxing than sitting down by your own Waterfall! The splash, the sound, so Zen! 

Draining and cleaning your eco-system Pond yearly  is important! It sets you up for a great year of successful Pondering 😊 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

Have a Great Monday! 

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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Waterfall Wednesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

2020 is humming right along & its #waterfallwednesday again! Since it’s a newish year, here’s a waterfall we were running a “first run test” on. It turned out great! So great in fact, I plan to do a whole story with a video on this feature at a later date. But for now, here’s to #waterfallwednesday!

 

This was a test run of a new Waterfall. it turned out Fantastic! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee 

I just LOVE waterfalls! I love designing and building them! I love the way they sound! And maybe most importantly, I Love the way they make you feel! Viva La Waterfalls! ❤️

 

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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Last Monday Morning Moment Of Zen Of 2019 | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Well this is the last Monday morning of the year. I have been debating what to post for the Moment of Zen. After much thought, I decided to post a “Top 3” of 2019. This isn’t scientific, just 3 nice, short videos of peaceful, Zen inspiring Waterfalls for ya’.

I hope this brings a little Zen into your day!

Who wouldn’t enjoy a ‘Moment of Zen’ here by this pond 😊

PS: Happy New Year!

 

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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Waterfall Wednesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

We are 1 week from Christmas Day & it’s #waterfallwednesday! Here’s a beautiful Waterfall that we designed and built in Brownsville, TN 38012.

We designed and built this Custom Waterfall Feature in little ole’ Brownsville, TN 38012. 

Enjoy this Waterfall Wednesday! Merry Christmas 🎄 🎅🏻

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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Monday Morning Moment Of Zen | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I went outside this morning to a wonderful feeling! Brisk, Fall, Air! I took a few deep breaths and let me tell you… It even smells like a fresh, Fall day!

This “Naturalistic Stream and Waterfalls” that we recently completed, gives you a nice feeling too! A feeling of Zen…

All native Tennessee stone was used in the construction of this Water Feature.

This is an ‘across the pond shot’ of the entire Waterfall. I’ll try to get a good video from this angle to share soon. | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

I hope this helps to bring a little ‘Zen’ to your Monday!

 

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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Waterfall Wednesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Good morning! ☀️ Well, it’s October and again, it’s #waterfallwednesday! I’m pulling an old photo out of the archives for today’s offering😊 This beautiful Water Garden has multiple waterfalls, a stream, a boulder retaining wall behind it and, The Bird Girl…

I call this picture ‘bird girl falls’. The lady of the house Loves container gardening, as you see😊 It’s impossible to get the whole area in a photo, but believe me, every view is just as beautiful! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Waterfall Wednesday is always a great day! Lots of beautiful Waterfalls & we are halfway through the workweek 💥

Have a great Waterfall Wednesday!

 

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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