FROM DREAM.....TO REALITY
Here at Carter's Nursery, Pond & Patio, Our Mission is to help our clients create Beautiful, Functional, Low Maintenance Landscapes that Enhance their lives! Custom Water Features , Low Maintenance Landscaping and Outdoor Lifestyle Areas are a few of the services that we can perform to help you accomplish these goals.
Our Lifestyles today are full of activities and the busier your life the more important it is to have a home that provides the perfect setting for entertaining family and friends or just kicking back and relaxing... We understand how to use the Landscape to change a house into a "Home"...By expanding your Outdoor Living Space & creating a Beautiful, Private Oasis right in your own backyard. We've been working hand in hand with our clients since 1989 & we mean it when we say we can turn your
" Dreams into Reality ".
We begin our Design Consultations by listening carefully to learn what your priorities and desires are - This initial Design Process is so important! This is your home, and we want the final Landscape Design and/or Water Feature Design to reflect what YOU want in your Lifestyle . Our Landscape Design expertise and ideas only help to enhance your ultimate goals. We can assist you with a complete plan for new Landscape Construction or a renovation of an existing Landscape or Water Feature .
Carter's Nursery, Pond & Patio is your complete resource
for ALL your Water Feature related needs - From a backyard Water Garden , Koi Pond, Pondless Waterfall, Stream or Fountain to a large Constructed Wetland Filter, Bog or Pond Aeration system, we've got you covered! Carter's Nursery, Pond & Patio are the largest Design/Build Water Feature Specialists in Tennessee and were one of the first CERTIFIED AQUASCAPE CONTRACTORS in the country!
You can rest assured that all our Installers and Maintenance Technicians are highly trained Professional's and are Licensed, Bonded and Insured !
Mark Carter , General Manager and Lead Designer at Carter's Nursery was a founding member of the Advisory Council of the Certified Contractors Association,
is a Certified Wetland Contractor , a Rain Exchange Professional, a prolific Garden Writer&Blogger and an award-winning Landscape Designer .
We are experts in Custom Stone Work ; Stone patios , Outdoor fireplaces , Outdoor Kitchens, Fire pits, Seat Walls, Paver Patios & Retaining Walls ! AND we have a HUGE selection of Natural Patio and Building Stone to choose from at our NURSERY ; Field Stone , Flag Stone , Mossy Boulders, Creek stone , etc .... Come check out our Stone Patio Displays, Lifestyle Areas and Stone Yard .
We also carry a complete line of Organic Gardening Supplies like Compost, Chicken Manure, Mushroom Compost, etc. AND a great Organic line of Natural Pesticides, Fungicides & Fertilizers! We also offer Fish Food and Water Garden Supplies at our Garden Center . We have the largest selection of WATER GARDEN SUPPLIES in West TN.! Everything from Koi food and Beneficial Bacteria to Aquatic Plants, Water Treatment Products, Pond Kits, Filters, Nets, Underwater Lights, Pumps, Fish Safe Pond Liner, Aquatic Plant Fertilizer, Fish Medications and much, much more.
You can depend on Carter's Nursery, Pond & Patio, Inc . to deliver Superior
Designs, the best in Professional practices and the Personal attention to
detail that has fueled our growth and success since 1989.
For more information, come by our Nursery and Showroom and
look at some of our beautiful Outdoor Room Displays, Water Gardens, Aquatic Plants, Fish, Stone, Fountains, Pottery, Trees, Shrubs, Perennials & Garden Supplies or give us a call to
set up a personal Design Consultation with Mark Carter
and let us help you turn your "Dream, into Reality".
FALL CHECKLIST FOR POND & WATER FEATURE OWNERS
PLANTS AND DEBRIS:
Remove plant debris and other organic matter. Excess organic matter can contribute to increased algae growth. A large amount of leaves collected in the bottom of your pond will decompose and produce tannins. This can be harmful to your fish and reduce water clarity. Leaves can also collect in the stream and cause a plant dam. It is very important to keep your skimmer net cleaned out regularly. DAILY if needed. Pond netting which can be purchased at Carter’s Nursery can make these things less problematic and will make it easier on you during the winter. This will help make Spring Clean-Outs easier and faster too. Also a dipper net is a handy tool to have by your pond.
When water temperatures reach 55 F, stop feeding your fish or start using Low Temp fish food. (Available at Carter’s Nursery) At these temperatures, their metabolism slows down and eating normal food can make them sick or even cause death. You should always end their feeding cycle with Medicated or Low Temp Fish Food. Medicated and “regular” Fish Food should be finished by the time water temps reach 550 F. For an extended feeding time Low Temp can be fed as low as 450 F (check bag or ask a sales associate about feeding temps.)
LOW- TEMPERATURE BACTERIA:
By using LOW TEMP BACTERIA your bacteria treatments CAN still be done until the water reaches 32 degrees. This will keep the bacteria active in your pond and promote healthier water for your fish during a longer period of time. In Spring, as water temps return to 40 degreesyou may start the bacteria again. However this will not mean you no-longer need to clean your pond in the Spring because you will still have fish waste and plant debris in your pond that needs to be removed.
HERE ARE A FEW TIPS TO ADD TO THIS LIST FOR WINTER:
Leaving your waterfall running all season will not hurt anything. As matter of fact, it could give you some beautiful photo ops. During the fall & winter birds love to come to your pond to drink fresh water, and in winter months; the running water will make some breath taking natural ice sculptures. So keep your camera handy. And get some close ups. But be sure to watch out for ice dams. These can cause your pond to lose some excessive amounts of water. If this happens add water back in to your pond with a hose to bring your water levels back up.
NEVER, NEVER, NEVER break the ice by banging on it. It can cause your fish to go into shock! To allow the escape of poisonous gas, keep a hole open in front of the skimmer. This is IMPORTANT!!! It will keep the gases from building up under the ice and suffocating your fish. This will also allow the pump to get water if surface is frozen. Keep the hole open by use of a floating De-Icer or by adding warm water from a water hose, bucket or pan of water. (If you use your water hose be sure to drain it when finished-to keep it from freezing and bursting, or keep it in your garage).
Come Visit The Koi Shack
For all you "Koi Lovers" out there, Come visit the "Koi Shack" ! We offer only, Healthy , Select Quality Koi here at the Nursery. This commitment to Quality Koi has really driven our business and we have grown!
I want you all to come in and see the "Koi Shack" that we have developed. We have added lots of new Koi tanks and carry a line of Select, Elite and Premium Quality Koi .
These Koi are Healthy and Beautiful! We also carry the very best Koi Food , Koi Medications and Koi Supplies on the market!
Come on in and look around, ask for Jo, or George 'The Koi Guy' , they can answer questions and help you with your existing Pond Fish or help you pick out the "Perfect" Koi for your Pond at home.
See Ya'll Soon