Backyard Pond in Atlantic Beach, NY 11509
How To Tend to a Backyard Koi Pond in Atlantic Beach, NY
Who doesn’t love taking a break from the stress of the day to sit outside in a water garden? A backyard pond in Atlantic Beach, NY can make for the perfect serene getaway, whether you have a small pond or an outdoor waterfall. However, you can make the garden pond even better by including a backyard koi pond in your Nassau County yard.
While a backyard koi pond may look beautiful in your backyard, you need to know how to tend for it. After all, you can’t just throw the koi fish in the pond and leave them alone to take care of themselves.
Call Scott Anderson Design today if you want to create a pond full of koi fish in your backyard. You can choose another water feature as well, such as a waterfall design or a garden designed specifically for you. If you’re in Atlantic Beach, NY, call us today. However, read this blog post before adding koi fish to the shallow water of your garden pond.
Water Checks Are Essential
If you have a fish tank in your Nassau County home, how often do you clean it? Do you fill it with water and let the fish take care of the rest? No, because it would get dirty. The same goes for your backyard koi pond.
You can’t just fill the pond and let the fish take care of the pond water on their own. Fish waste and runoff from your Atlantic Beach, NY yard can ruin the pond water. Your backyard pond won’t look perfect if it’s full of waste.
Don’t Overfeed Your Koi
Even the fish in your backyard koi pond need food, but you shouldn’t give the fish too much. Overfeeding your koi fish can cause the food to sit and rot.
This can wreak havoc on your Nassau County pond. It can form rot on the flat stone on the sides of the pond or damage the pond liner. Also, it can contaminate the water, possibly leading to illnesses in your fish.
If you see food floating on the surface of your pond water, you know that you’re overfeeding your fish. Never feed your koi fish more than once a day.
Don’t Clutter the Pond
We know; you want to add stones and plants to make your small pond look nice. However, be careful not to clutter the pond. This can prevent the fish from getting enough sunlight or affect the oxygen levels in your pond. When you spend so much time making the perfect garden designed to perfection, don’t ruin it by adding too many plants to the water.
You should also not overcrowd the pond with fish. While you should include a few fish to help avoid loneliness, too many fish in a small pond can cause many problems. Keep your koi fish healthy.
Aerate Your Pond
You also need to aerate your Atlantic Beach, NY pond. You need to keep the water moving in your water feature, so don’t let the water grow stagnant. Even fish need oxygen, so you need to aerate the shallow water. You can add a fountain or aerator to the koi pond to keep the oxygen flowing.
Fountains or a smaller waterfall can help your pond stay healthy and create a beautiful focal point. Who doesn’t love a waterfall design that flows into the pond water? If you want a backyard pond in Nassau County, consider adding a waterfall as well.
Keep the Pond Clean
Finally, you need to keep the pond clean. This ties in with the other tips that Scott Anderson Design gave in this article. Be sure not to overfeed your fish, clean out any dying fish or plants, and clean the stones whenever you can. As long as you follow these tips, you can sit at the edges of the pond, watch the koi fish swim, and feel your stress melt away.
Are you interested in investing in a backyard pond for your Atlantic Beach, NY home? Then call Scott Anderson Design at 516-729-5668. Look at our portfolio to see some of the gorgeous designs we’ve done for customers in the past. If you’ve always dreamed of having a koi pond, now’s the time to fulfill that dream.
Some information about Atlantic Beach, NY
Atlantic Beach is a village in New York. It is located off the South Shore of Long Island in the Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the village population was 1,891.
The first real interest in the barrier island of Atlantic Beach came in 1922 when Robert Moses, the famous highway builder and public works czar, and Chairman of the State Council of Parks, included Atlantic beach as part of his ‘State Park Plan for New York’. The blueprint, which is on file at the archives in Albany, showed a parkway from central Queens to a bridge crossing Reynolds Channel with architecturally refined facilities for thousands of beach goers; unfortunately however, cost overruns on many of Mr. Moses’ other projects at the time and other factors dampened his plans which were ultimately abandoned.
In 1923, the village’s first developer, Atlantic Beach Associates led by Stephen P. Pettit, a former Nassau County Sheriff and banker from Freeport, had dreams of creating a place that would rival the City of Long Beach, which was created by a Politician and amusement park operator named William H. Reynolds. He died just after buying land for 3,500 lots in Atlantic Beach.
In 1926, real estate tycoon William Austin, who graduated from Yale University with his associate, Charles N. Talbot Jr, formed Island Park Associates which purchased the land for $4,000,000. William Austin was married to Actress Josephine Sanders, better known as Irene Delroy; the wedding was officiated by Mayor James J. Walker on July 15, 1931. Austin and Talbot completed Pettit’s preliminary dredging and. shoring work, and proceeded to subdivide the property. They installed gas and electricity lines, and a sanitary sewer system was installed in 1927. They began selling land and building homes; the first 45 of the 150 homes they planned on building were financed using a mortgage from The Title Guarantee and Trust Company. The. homes were all designed with seven rooms, two baths, private detached garages on 48′ x 88′ lots and were built in a wide array of styles. Mr. Austin finished Petitt’s plan to build a bridge between Far Rockaway and Atlantic beach, which was opened and dedicated on June 29, 1927. A boardwalk was planned for the entire ocean side but, as constructed, it was about a mile long, stretching from west of The Plaza and extending beyond Vernon Avenue, and double the width of the boardwalk which exists today.
Directions from Atlantic Beach, 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