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Backyard Pond in Hempstead, NY 11001

Small Backyard Pond Maintenance in Hempstead, 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.

Small Backyard Pond in Downtown, NY

Now that you have your own home, you can install a backyard pond in Hempstead, 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.

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 Hempstead, 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 Hempstead, 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 Hempstead, NY

The Town of Hempstead is one of the three towns in Nassau County in the U.S. state of New York. It occupies the southwestern part of the county, on the western half of Long Island. Twenty-two incorporated villages are completely or partially within the town. The town’s combined population was 759,757 at the 2010 census, which is the majority of the population of the county and by far the largest of any town in New York. In 2019, its combined population increased to an estimated 759,793 according to the American Community Survey.

The town was first settled around 1644 following the establishment of a treaty between English colonists, John Carman and Robert Fordham, and the Lenape Indians in 1643. Although the settlers were from the English colony of Connecticut, a patent was issued by the government of New Netherland after the settlers had purchased land from the local natives. This transaction is depicted in a mural in the Hempstead Village Hall, reproduced from a poster commemorating the 300th anniversary of Hempstead Village.

In local Dutch-language documents of the 1640s and later, the town was invariably called Heemstede, and several of Hempstead’s original 50 patentees were Dutch, suggesting that Hempstead was named after the Dutch town and/or castle Heemstede, which are near the cities of Haarlem and Amsterdam. However, the authorities possibly had Dutchified a name given by co-founder John Carman, who was born in 1606 in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England, on land owned by his ancestors since the 13th century.

In 1664, the settlement under the new Province of New York adopted the Duke’s Laws, austere statutes that became the basis upon which the laws of many colonies were to be founded. For a time, Hempstead became known as ‘Old Blue’, as a result of the ‘Blue Laws’.

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