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Backyard Pond in Great Neck, NY 11020

Small Backyard Pond Maintenance in Great Neck, NY

Many people have dreamed about their future home since they were children. Would you live in a large mansion? Or maybe a quaint little cottage in the middle of nowhere? When you think about the backyard you wanted to have as a kid, did you want a small backyard pond?

No matter the water feature, whether a small pond or a waterfall design, many people in Nassau County dreamed about creating a relaxing space in their yard.

Now that you have your own home, you can install a backyard pond in Great Neck, NY. However, you have to do more than dig a hole, add a garden hose, and fill the pond. A small backyard pond requires more maintenance than you may realize.

Luckily, Scott Anderson Design is here to let you know everything you need to do. Maintaining your small pond may seem stressful, but it will be a breeze once you know what to do. All you need is a few tips and tricks. And thankfully, we can help you with that.

Before you can worry about pond maintenance, though, you need to build a pond. Scott Anderson Design can help with that. Whether you want an outdoor waterfall, a water garden, or a garden pond, we can create the perfect garden designed specifically for you. Plus, you can make your pond uniquely yours with special flexible liners and a flat stone design.

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Keep reading below to learn more about pond maintenance and why it’s essential.

Do You Need to Maintain Your Pond?

If you’ve never had a water garden in your Nassau County backyard before, you may wonder if small backyard pond maintenance is necessary. However, would you let your fish tank sit without cleaning it? You can imagine how dirty it would look after months of not cleaning it.

The same goes for your pond. A backyard pond in Great Neck, NY can be beautiful; it’s a perfect place to go when you need to walk away from the stress of the real world. You can’t relax when you sit at the edges of the pond filled with filth, though.

No one wants to look at a dirty pond, so you need to maintain it to keep it looking beautiful. Here are a few tips for maintaining your small backyard pond.

Clean the Pond

First, you have to clean the pond. While this sounds obvious, you may not necessarily think about it often. Are there leaves floating in the water? Pick them out.

Otherwise, the leaves can rot, dirtying your pond. If the pond liner looks dirty, wipe it down. You can also add water treatments to keep the pond water fresh. When you clean the small pond, you make it healthy and beautiful.

Add Plants

If you want to add extra beauty to your Great Neck, NY water feature, you can also add some plants. However, plants do more than add a relaxing element to the pond.

Plants can aid in the pond’s health. Placing plants in shallow water can help oxygenate the water. You need to add oxygen to your pond, and if you don’t want an intricate waterfall design, you can add plants to aerate the water.

If you listen to any of the advice that we have offered, the easiest is to add plants.

Maintain Any Equipment

You need a lot of equipment to maintain your pond, and you need to keep that equipment working properly. For example, do you have an aerator to add oxygen to your pond? Maybe you don’t, and you have a smaller waterfall instead. You need the waterfall or aerator to work if you want to keep the pond clean, your plants alive, and your fish healthy–if you have fish in your pond.

You also have to ensure your pumps and filters work well. And ensure the pond liner stays intact. You spent a lot of money to have a water garden built in your yard, so you don’t want to let the equipment fail.

Who doesn’t love sitting at the sides of the pond, listening to the water moving, and feeling the stress leave their body? Almost anyone can benefit from a backyard pond in Nassau County. Choose Scott Anderson Design for the best quality pond or waterfall. Call us at 516-729-5668 today.


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.

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