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

Good morning! It’s Waterfall Wednesday 😊 

A LOT of my inspiration comes from Nature! I have learned so much from observing natural waterfalls and streams!

I was thinking a lot about why I Love ❤️ waterfalls so much. And also where I get my inspiration to design and build them. It really comes from a love of nature. Streams and creeks and natural waterfalls are always the most beautiful! My goal is to replicate them. To design and build a Water Feature in your backyard that looks, sounds and feels like a natural, organic Waterfall… That’s our goal! 
Today is #waterfallwednesday, I couldn’t narrow down just one image that felt complete today, so here are several 😊 Click on this link and check em out 👇🏻

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

I wanted to share a beautiful, private backyard I got to visit last week. The home is surrounded by gardens! Complete with gazebos and pathways and Bubbling Fountains with intimate/hidden little sitting areas (opportunities ❤️) within the outdoor spaces. WOW! I didn’t want to leave 😊 

Then I went to the Backyard Garden 😍 Check it out 👇🏻



We got to help redo this stream and waterfall that your looking down as it flows into the pond. We used the stone they had on site in the “re-configuration” and it turned out beautifully I think. So did they ❤️ 

 This is such A special garden that I asked them if they would like to be included in a future Pond/Garden Tour. She said she would LOVE to be on the tour 😊 So, some of you lucky folks will be able to stroll through what I consider to be one of the best designed and maintained gardens in West Tennessee in the near future.

Enjoy 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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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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Throwback Thursday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Sometimes my blog writes itself 😊 Here’s a great #throwbackthursday picture for ya’! 

This picture was taken right after we finished the initial installation around 10 years ago.


We built this Pondless Waterfall about 10 years ago. We went back to clean up and service it recently and installed a brand new Foot Bridge! 

The new bridge is built from treated lumber and has several coats of paint. It should be around for the long haul! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

The original bridge was cedar and lasted a good while. This new bridge is built from treated lumber and should last much longer than 10 years 🤞🏻

Dog days are pleasant when you have a place to cool off 😊
PS: Dogs LOVE Waterfalls!


Throwback Thursday is a special day indeed 😊

Y’all have a wonderful day! 

 

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…

Have a blessed Sunday & a wonderful week as we “re-open” our country! 

Watching & listening to the sounds of my waterfall made me think about this verse below. Prayers for a recovery for our country, our economy and our world ❤️

“And the Lord will continually guide you,
And satisfy your desire in scorched places,
And give strength to your bones;
And you will be like a watered garden,
And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail.

Isaiah 58:11


Have a blessed day!

 

  ~ Mark C. 



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

We design and build a LOT of Pondless Waterfalls! This particular one was done for a client who had planned to have one for many years. This video was his idea and his doing which was pretty cool in my opinion! Check out this time lapse of the creation of a Pondless Waterfall! The main view point is of course this lower patio/terrace, BUT the view from the top is nice as well. The upper falls is framed by a glass patio door, so you see from inside the home as well as out. Best of BOTH worlds!  



#Waterfallwednesday is pretty cool! 

Have a great day! 

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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I LOVE The Nightlife! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

The night time garden is my favorite! Grilling a late dinner, a cozy fire 🔥 & feeding my Koi ❤️ Don’t get much better than that! Here’s a short video of the waterfalls with the lighting from last night. 



Y’all have a great Friday! AND 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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Waterfall Wednesday | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

It’s #waterfallwednesday again & I pulled one from the archives for ya’. This picture actually popped up in my Facebook feed yesterday as a “Facebook Memory” from many years ago. I thought it was a great before & after. It really show the beauty of a brand new Pondless Waterfall and how they even get more beautiful as time goes by and the plants mature. 

The difference 1 year can make! A new project just turned on and planted, and then After 1 year of plant growth. Beautiful!

I hope your enjoying life on this beautiful #waterfallwednesday! 

Have a wonderful day 😊

 

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

Another #waterfallwednesday is upon us! Check out this beauty I’ve posted for you today. It may look like nature created this beauty,  but we just turned this one on for the first time in this photo. That’s our goal. Water Features that look, sound and feel ‘Natural’…

This waterfall may look like it been here for a long time, but we just turned it on for the first time. That’s the Art of creating Waterfalls

Have a safe & happy Waterfall Wednesday! 

I ❤️ My Job! & I ❤️ My Art! 


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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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