I love fall in the northwest. The crisp morning air and afternoon sun with the turning of leaves is almost like magic. On cool fall evenings sitting around the fire is much more appealing than it is in the dead of summer. There are many ways and many reasons to add a fire pit to your garden.
Here are some things to consider when adding a fire pit to your garden.
Finding the right spot in your garden with enough space to gather and enough room to use the fire pit safely is important. If you have a small yard you may not have enough space to safely have a wood burning fire. I love to incorporate built in seating around fire pit areas that can be used especially late into fall when the rest of the patio furniture has been put away.
Wood burning has its own campfire vibe but isn’t always practical. The most common alternative is propane or natural gas. Bio ethanol is another option that is increasing in popularity. Both gas options and bio ethanol can be uses safely in smaller spaces and without the smoke and embers. When looking at gas elements keep in mind to look at the BTU output to ensure your flame output is what you are expecting.
There are many options that it can be overwhelming. Budget can help a lot in narrowing down the viable options. Style options from formal, rustic, modern, and traditional can be found to fit with the style of your garden. Circular fire pits typically allow for more seating around them if you entertain larger groups. If circular doesn’t fit your style but you want to accommodate more people around the fire pit consider looking at long rectangular options.
Now mix up your favorite hot beverage, grab some marshmallows to roast and gather around the fire pit!
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