If you have ever enjoyed sitting around a campfire, you will love the addition of a fire pit to your outdoor living area. Fall is the perfect time for adding a source of warmth to your outdoor environment. Building a fire pit can range from a simple do-it-yourself hardscaping project to an elaborate custom design.
Issues to consider in selecting an approach to your fire pit include:
Appearance – texture, shape, color
Use – ambiance, warmth, toasting marshmallows, cooking
Ease of installation
Cost – materials, labor, maintenance
In choosing the appearance you desire for your hardscaping project, you will determine the primary material. This selection will significantly influence the other issues above. Options for fire pit materials are extensive and include:
Natural stone boulders
Natural wall stone
Packaged natural stone kits
Packaged manufactured kits including fire-resistant inserts
Concrete forms requiring customization
Customized from manufactured materials.
The chart below provides basic comparison of key elements of the different approaches.
The unofficial end of summer, Labor Day, has come and gone, and the weather is slowly transitioning from muggy and sweltering to cool and crisp. Those of us who have hunkered down indoors for the past months due to mosquitoes, heat intolerance, or health concerns are anticipating those temperate fall days when we can go apple picking and host backyard get-togethers without worrying about bug bites, heat indexes, and poor air quality days. There’s something magical about gathering around a bonfire to roast marshmallows or simply enjoy each other’s company, especially on a cozy autumn evening.
But perhaps your old faithful firepit is looking a little drab these days, or the smoke from the burning logs triggers a family member’s allergies or asthma, or sometimes you simply find starting and tending the fire more effort than it’s worth. How can you enjoy the nostalgic campfire warmth and flames without all the hassle? Here at Woodward, we offer a great solution: gas inserts for fire pits. There are all sorts of options, from pre-assembled kits to custom designs; we’ll go over some of the considerations and characteristics shared by all gas-fueled fire pits.
With days getting longer and warmer as summer approaches, we have all the more reason to spend our free time outdoors. However, once the sun sets, it might be less tempting to stick around in your backyard. This is why it makes sense to install an outdoor fire pit this summer. This neat, unique hardscape feature will surely make your outdoor celebrations, family gatherings, and barbecues the talk of the neighborhood! Let’s see how.
Fire pits have become a popular addition to outdoor living environments. Every manufacturer of hardscaping materials offers at least one and sometimes many options. Manufactured materials can also be used to craft a fire pit into an unusual design to fit the unique requirements of a specific project. And, of course, fire pits can be made from natural stone. Regardless of the shape, size or materials, a fire pit may burn wood or be fueled by natural gas or propane. When completing a fire pit with gas or propane, the burner must be surrounded by decorative media. Here are a few amazing fire pit media options you can use to create the final look.
In the summertime, it lets you enjoy your yard on cooler nights. Gather around the fire with your family to watch fireworks while roasting marshmallows. When colder weather comes, it gives you a chance to stay outdoors later in the season.
Although we’re in the midst of winter, it’s not too early to start thinking about the kind of fire feature you’d like to add to your Bucks or Montgomery County property. If you’re ready to add a fire feature to your backyard, here are a few things to consider.
Winter is here. The skies are an unfriendly greyish white, the ground is frozen, and the wind gnaws at us whenever we go outside.
In other words, it’s the perfect time to enjoy your outdoor living space.
No, we’re not joking. There’s no reason to stop spending time in your backyard when winter comes. All it takes are a few adjustments.
1. Install a fire pit
Having a fire pit in your outdoor living space gives you a place to gather in the colder months. Think of it like having a permanent campfire going in your backyard. Some fire pits are portable, so you can move them around your backyard space, but most are permanent, which is a better look for the overall aesthetics of your yard.
There’s a chill in the air. The days are getting shorter, and the leaves have begun to change.
Fall has arrived, and although your thoughts might be turning to the indoors, there’s still time to take care of your lawn. That’s why we’ve put together this brief guide to some autumn hardscaping and maintenance projects you may want to tackle this season.
Be sure to use a reliable landscape & hardscape supplier in PA, like Woodward Landscape Supply, to gather the materials you’ll need to complete these projects.