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Fall Pond Maintenance

Fall Pond Netting & Maintenance

Your pond should look beautiful year-round. Our Fall Maintenance Plan helps keep your water feature as low-maintenance as possible as the seasons change.

The goal of fall maintenance is to prepare your pond for the New York winter ahead. Most visits include installation of a leaf net, plant pruning and other basic maintenance tasks.

Easy Pond Maintenance Scheduling

Step 1

Fill out our simple online Maintenance Request Form.

Step 2

We’ll call or email you (from the info you provide) to talk about the best plans for your water feature.

Step 3

Sit back and relax while we do the dirty work!

Our Service Areas Include Most Of Eastern Long Island

We clean and maintain ponds throughout The Hamptons

Comprehensive Maintenance Programs

For All Types Of Ponds & Water Features

At Alter Ecosystems, we’re dedicated to providing our customers with the most comprehensive and logical fall water feature maintenance services available on Eastern Long Island, NY.

We love ponds and waterfalls, and we love sharing our knowledge and expertise with you so that you can enjoy your water gardening experience to the fullest.

Here’s a glimpse at just a few of the services we can perform during your fall service visit:

Pond netting is a tool we use to keep excessive leaves out of the pond, especially if you have large trees nearby. In the Eastern Long Island (NY) area, we recommend installing netting before the first frost, usually sometime in October.

Here’s how we do it: We place some lightweight support structures over the pond, stretch the net over top and then anchor the net with rocks and/or pins. This system helps prevent the net from resting on the water’s surface, which would make removal difficult as debris builds up. Once all the leaves have fallen, we remove and store the net for the winter.

By the way – we can net just about any size pond. Contact us, and we’ll working out a plan for your specific needs.

In the fall, your pond plants are thriving from their summer growth. Soon, however, the winter freezes will cause all that beautiful lush foliage to turn brown and ugly. 

If left unattended, this foliage will die and fall into the pond, causing excessive mess and the need for cleanup in the spring. For this reason, we recommend pruning most pond plants to within 1 inch of the water surface as part of your fall maintenance. In the Eastern Long Island area, this process should be performed after the first frost or sometime in November.

We Can Net Almost Any Size Pond

Maintaining Ponds throughout The Hamptons Area of Suffolk County, NY

We maintain ponds, fountains and Pondless Waterfalls throughout Eastern Long Island, including Manorville, Riverhead, West Hampton, Quogue, East Quogue, Hampton Bays, Suffolk, Southampton, Watermill, Sag Harbor, Bridgehampton, Sagaponack, Springs, Amagansett, Montauk and more.

Master Certified Aquascape Contractor Serving Eastern Long Island, New York