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Backyard Pond in Levittown, NY 11756
Home Pond Designs for Your Levittown, NY Backyard
Have you ever gone to someone’s yard and walked through a glorious water garden? It feels like you’re stepping into another world. In this world, you don’t have to worry about work, family, chores, or anything else in life that can cause you stress. You leave all that behind as soon as you walk up to the water feature in the Nassau County backyard.
However, can you add a Levittown, NY backyard pond to your yard? While it seems like an impossible dream, you can turn your backyard into the perfect serene location for you. And Scott Anderson Design can help you build a pond that features everything you desire.
There are many designs for your new home pond that you must consider, though. After all, you want your small pond to look unique. Luckily, you can choose one of many designs, a few of which we’ve listed below. With this guide, you may find the perfect home pond design for you.
Ensure you choose a quality landscaping company to create your pond. You won’t awe anyone if you fill the pond with a garden hose held up by a yard chair. If you want a pond and garden designed for you, call Scott Anderson Design. We have plenty of experience with building unique-looking ponds. If you want to learn more about building an outdoor waterfall, pond, or other water feature, keep reading below.
How To Find the Best Location for the Pond
Before you can build the perfect outdoor waterfall or garden pond in Nassau County, you need to determine where to add your pond. First, consider where you have the most space. Many people choose to place the pond in their backyard, while others build a pond in their front yard. Where do you feel the most relaxed? And where do you have some privacy? A private area is perfect if you want to sit on the edges of the pond and let the world around you disappear.
Do you already have a focal point in your Levittown, NY yard, such as a gazebo? Consider placing your pond next to it. That way, you can sit in the shelter of the gazebo and listen to the water moving inside the pond.
Pond With Lights
If you want to sit outside around the sides of the pond at night, consider adding lights to your pond. These lights are more than your typical candles or lanterns; you can illuminate the pond water and watch the smaller waterfall do its work. What’s more relaxing than a water show as you listen to the crickets chirp?
Stone Wall Surrounding the Pond
While many people opt for a more modern design for their Nassau County home pond, nothing beats a classic stone wall surrounding the pond. The best part is you can choose any flat stone you want to design the wall. Ensure you choose flexible liners for your pond so that it stays together and looks beautiful for years to come.
Koi Fish Pond
Do you love to fish? Then adding a koi fish backyard pond to your home may be the perfect option for you! Koi fish are easy to maintain as long as you keep the pond clean and don’t overfeed them. You can also create a goldfish pond if koi fish is too difficult for you.
With a pond full of fish, you can receive even more relaxation as you watch them swim through the water. Many people find watching fish therapeutic, so take advantage of this with a koi pond.
A Pond With Landscape
Finally, you can create a pond with some landscape around it. Do you already have a garden designed for you? If so, consider placing a backyard pond or waterfall around it. Nothing can accentuate beautiful flowers and plants quite like a glorious home pond.
The best part of building a pond is you can work with what you already have. When you include a pond or waterfall, you’ll notice that your backyard finally looks complete.
If you want to design a pond or outdoor waterfall for your Levittown, NY backyard, you need to call Scott Anderson Design at 516-729-5668. You can trust us to create the backyard of your dreams.
Some information about Levittown, NY
Levittown is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County, on Long Island, in New York, United States. It is located halfway between the villages of Hempstead and Farmingdale. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a total population of 51,881, making it the most populated CDP in Nassau County and the second most populated CDP on Long Island, behind only Brentwood.
The building firm, Levitt & Sons, headed by Abraham Levitt and his two sons, William and Alfred, built four planned communities called ‘Levittown’, in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Puerto Rico; the Levittown in New York was the first. Additionally, Levitt & Sons’ designs are featured prominently in the older portion of Buffalo Grove, Illinois; Vernon Hills, Illinois; Willingboro Township, New Jersey; the Belair section of Bowie, Maryland; and the Greenbriar section of Fairfax, Virginia.
The Levitt firm began before World War II, as a builder of custom homes in upper middle-class communities on Long Island. During the war, however, the home building industry languished under a general embargo on private use of scarce raw materials. William ‘Bill’ Levitt served in the Navy in the Seabees – the service’s construction battalions – and developed expertise in the mass-produced building of military housing using uniform and interchangeable parts. He was insistent that a postwar building boom would require similar mass-produced housing, and was able to purchase options on large swaths of onion and potato fields in undeveloped sections of Long Island.
Returning to the firm after war’s end, Bill Levitt persuaded his father and brother to embrace the utilitarian system of construction he had learned in the Navy. With his brother, Alfred, who was an architect, he designed a small one-floor house with an unfinished ‘expansion attic’ that could be rapidly constructed and as rapidly rented to returning GIs and their young families. Levitt & Sons built the community with an eye towards speed, efficiency, and cost-effective construction; these methods led to a production rate of 30 houses a day by July 1948.They used pre-cut lumber and nails shipped from their own factories in Blue Lake, California, and built on concrete slabs, as they had done in a previous planned community in Norfolk, Virginia. This necessitated negotiating a change in the building code, which prior to the building of this community, did not permit concrete slabs. Given the urgent need for housing in the region, the town agreed. Levitt & Sons also controversially utilized non-union contractors in the project, a move which provoked picket lines. On the other hand, they paid their workers very well and offered all kinds of incentives that allowed them to earn extra money, so that they often could earn twice as much a week as elsewhere. The company also cut out middlemen and purchased many items, including lumber and televisions, directly from manufacturers. The building of every house was reduced to 26 steps, with sub-contractors responsible for each step. His mass production of thousands of houses at virtually the same time allowed Levitt to sell them, with kitchens fully stocked with modern appliances, and a television in the living room, for as little as $8,000 each (equal to $92,721 today), which, with the G.I. Bill and federal housing subsidies, reduced the up-front cost of a house to many buyers to around $400 (equal to $4,636 today).
Directions from Levittown, NY to Scott Anderson Design
Here are some remodeling-related links:
- National Association of the Remodeling Industry
- National Association of Home Builders
- The National Association of Professionally Accredited Contractors
- Residential Construction Industry at OSHA.gov