More and more, our landscaping company is getting requests for fire pit installation in backyards, and it isn’t hard to understand why. These beautiful features make your outdoor space perfect for entertaining guests or just sitting in the great outdoors with your family, whatever time of year. There are many different fire pits to choose from, so if you are looking install one in your backyard, you may have some questions about your options.
First, you will want to pick which fuel source you want to use. The two main categories of fire pits are wood burning and gas/propane. Wood burning fire pits are great for recreating nostalgic memories of campfires and s’mores. It’ll give you that comforting smell of wood burning, the crackling of the fire, and the aesthetic of larger flames. In contrast, gas or propane fire pits don’t smell and you don’t have to trouble yourself with buying or chopping wood. Both types have advantages and drawbacks, so it is really up to your own personal judgment which is best for your backyard.
There are a great variety of options when it comes to fire pit materials. Here are some popular choices we often see.
- Stone: stone fire pits offer a rustic look, but offer no portability, so only opt for a stone fire pit if you intend to keep it in one place.
- Metal: Stainless steel is a good option for fire pits because they are weather and rust resistant. Copper is another common metal used for fire pits, which has added aesthetic appeal, but is more expensive.
- Tile: Similar to stone, tile can only be used on fire pits that are designed to stay in place.
Are you ready to install a fire pit in your backyard? Contact our landscaping company! Lawn and Landscape Gardens is your best option in the Twin Cities metro area.