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Backyard Waterfalls in Great Neck, NY 11020
How You Can Benefit From Backyard Ponds and Waterfalls in Great Neck, NY
Have you ever gone to a home with an outdoor waterfall or a gorgeous water garden? If so, you’ve probably thought about adding one to your backyard. Just imagine a small waterfall flowing next to your perfectly tailored garden. Backyard waterfalls in Great Neck, NY can change the aesthetic of your backyard.
But can you benefit from backyard ponds and waterfalls in your Nassau County yard? Can you build a pond and increase your home’s value? A waterfall design does more than make your backyard look nice. If you’re ready to create a pond or an outdoor waterfall, call Scott Anderson Design. With our excellent customer service and years of experience, we promise that you’ll love your garden pond. Below, we’ll discuss the benefits of including backyard ponds and waterfalls in Great Neck, NY.
Adds Beauty to Your Yard
As we mentioned, an elegant garden designed with a waterfall or pond can add beauty to your yard. What do you think of when you think of a water feature? Is a Zen garden perfect for breathing exercises and yoga? Is a gorgeous small pond full of koi fish? Are endless flowers filling the garden with their lovely scent?
No matter what image comes to mind, you can most likely find comfort in the thought. That’s because an outdoor waterfall or small pond is relaxing. Whether it’s listening to the sound of water moving, feeling a flat stone under your hand, or watching the surface of the pond water, backyard ponds and waterfalls have a relaxing nature.
Bring a Touch of Nature
Another benefit of backyard ponds and waterfalls in Nassau County is drawing nature into your backyard. When you create a pond, you can draw wildlife in. For example, birds, dragonflies, and other little creatures will come to check out your pond. What’s more fun than sitting outside and watching nature interact with the edges of the pond? Backyard waterfalls are the perfect location for birdwatching. All you have to do is fill the pond and watch nature come to you!
It Gets Your Family Outside
It can be hard to get kids outside in the modern world we live in. There are so many TV shows, video games, and social media apps that grab their attention. Backyard waterfalls in Great Neck, NY are the perfect tools.
Kids love looking at and exploring nature, and you can bring it to your home with backyard ponds and waterfalls. From the sides of the pond, they can stick their hands in the shallow water and feel the different stones. Just ensure the pond liner is secure.
You can make games, teach your kids about nature, and watch them nurture their love for adventure.
Reduces Stress Levels
Sitting in front of a pond or waterfall can lower your stress levels. There’s nothing more relaxing than backyard waterfalls. There’s a reason that so many people use water sounds to relax and sleep at night. Water is one of the most calming sounds in the world.
If you feel like your stress is too much, don’t turn on a garden hose. Head out toward your outdoor waterfall and listen to the pond water shift in the wind. Soon, you’ll feel your stress melt away.
Masks Traffic and Noise Pollution
No one wants to hang out in their Nassau County backyard if all they can hear is traffic and noise pollution. Luckily, a waterfall design can block the sounds of the outside world. Sit out by your pond and close your eyes. The annoying sounds of traffic will soon drift away as you hear the soft bubbling of the pond. If you have a waterfall, the dripping of water and hum of the fountain working will block out any unwanted noise.
Turn your backyard into a sanctuary when you install a smaller waterfall in your backyard. If that sounds great, call Scott Anderson Design to build a waterfall in your yard.
Adds Value to Your Home
Finally, backyard ponds and waterfalls in Great Neck, NY can add value to your home. Many potential homeowners want a beautiful, unique yard. That’s why many homeowners choose to build backyard waterfalls. Ensure you have a well-installed pond with flexible liners to make sure it stands the test of time.
Call Scott Anderson Design at 516-729-5668 today if you want to add one of these gorgeous water features to your backyard.
Some information about Great Neck, NY
Great Neck is a region on Long Island, New York, that covers a peninsula on the North Shore and includes nine villages, among them Great Neck, Great Neck Estates, Great Neck Plaza, Kings Point, and Russell Gardens, and a number of unincorporated areas, as well as an area south of the peninsula near Lake Success and the border territory of Queens. The incorporated village of Great Neck had a population of 9,989 at the 2010 census, while the larger Great Neck area comprises a residential community of some 40,000 people in nine villages and hamlets in the town of North Hempstead, of which Great Neck is the northwestern quadrant. Great Neck has five ZIP Codes (11020–11024), which are united by a park district, one library district, and one school district.
Before the Dutch and English settlers arrived on the peninsula of Great Neck in the 17th century, the Mattinecock Native Americans originally inhabited the shorelines of the peninsula. It was not until 1681 when the European settlers held the first town meeting. The Mattinecock or Metoac used Long Island Sound as a way to both fish and trade with others.
They referred to present-day Great Neck as Menhaden-Ock. It is speculated that they chose this name because of the large amount of fish in the area. With the arrival of the European settlers on the peninsula in the 1640s, Menhaden-Ock evolved into Madnan’s Neck. By 1670, Madnan’s Neck had further evolved into the current name Great Neck. Local legend has it that the name ‘Madnan’s Neck’ is named after Anne (or Nan) Hutchinson. It is said that Anne Hutchinson tried to take over what is considered present-day Kings Point upon her arrival to the peninsula. However, Anne Hutchinson could not actually procure a land grant or deed for the land that she desired. Her temper supposedly earned her the nickname Mad Nan.
On November 18, 1643, the Hempstead Plains, which included the peninsula of Great Neck, was sold to the Reverend Robert Fordham and John Carman. In the beginning, the Mattinecock Indians and the European settlers cooperated and coexisted very well together. The Mattinecock would teach the settlers their knowledge of the land in exchange for new technology from the settlers. The settlers even started using the Indian currency of wampum. However, this peaceful coexistence would not last forever, and the relationship between the Mattinecock and the settlers quickly began to deteriorate. Settlers often began complaining of unfriendly Mattinecock behavior, claiming that the natives would damage their homes and hurt their cattle. On November 18, 1659, the settlers passed a law that forced the natives to pay damages for white property that they had damaged. The problem between the settlers and the Mattinecock natives over land and property kept growing and finally came to a head in 1684. A commission of settlers had been elected and given the power to appease the Mattinecock and their leader Tackapousha. Tackapousha was eventually paid off, and received 120 pounds sterling for his land. Tackapousha eventually died, and his body still rests at the Lakeville AME Zion Church’s cemetery on Community Drive, across the street from North Shore University Hospital. The Lakeville AME Zion Church is one of the oldest churches in New York State.
Directions from Great Neck, 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