Whether you’re a beginner looking to install a water garden or a long-time lover of water gardens looking for ideas for new plants, fountains, waterfalls or design ideas, Long Nursery has the expertise and products to help. You can select from our wide assortment of fish in all colors, sizes and species. And you can even take time out to feed the fish in our own pond with some of the biggest Koi you’ve ever seen!

We carry a broad line of water garden products including:

  • Pumps 
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Feed supplies
  • Filter media and cartridges
  • Filters and filter parts
  • Fountains
  • Lighting systems
  • Liners
  • Medications
  • Mosquito control
  • Netting
  • Pond and waterfall kits
  • Salt
  • Temperature control
  • Testing equipment
  • Water pumps and accessories
  • Water treatments
  • Rocks & Boulders
  • Pond coping
  • Gravel

We also have a wide selection of aquatic plants including water hyacinths, water lilies, cattails, pickerel rush, and papyrus, to name a few. You can also choose from our assortment of natural stone products to create your pond.



Getting Started

Location and size are the two most important decisions you'll make about your water feature. Because 90% of original water gardens are replaced later with larger ones, we recommend that you consider adding the largest water feature that can be incorporated into your landscape.


When selecting a site, consider two factors: sun and visibility. A pond site requires a location that gets at least four to six hours of sun each day so water lilies can bloom. Water gardens work in the shade but you just do not get the flower bloom if you get less sun. Look at your location from inside the house to make sure you can enjoy it from both inside and outside. You will want to sit near the pond so place it near a deck or sitting area.


As a general rule, an 11 feet x 16 feet (176 square feet) is a good "standard" size water feature. Think 20/20 when you install a water garden. Have all 20 items at your job site before you begin, and install the pond equipment according to the 20 step assembly process. Following this, you will save money and valuable time! Keep it simple!

20 Simple Steps for Pond Kit Installation

  1. Mark pond area with paint
  2. Place Skimmer and filter
  3. Lay plumbing
  4. Hook up filter
  5. Excavate pond and use transit to level
  6. Install liner and underlayment
  7. Hook up skimmer and pump
  8. Pre-wash stones
  9. Rock the pond
  10. Position underwater lights and plants
  11. Fill pond, add water conditioner
  12. Build waterfall and stream
  13. Bring in topsoil if necessary
  14. Tweak waterfall
  15. Trim liner
  16. Stock pond with fish
  17. Clean up
  18. Read Owners Manual
  19. Add bacteria
  20. Enjoy





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