Spring is almost here and summer is just around the bend, and that means you are going to be spending more time outside in your backyard. What better way is there to enjoy the evenings than with a nice fire? You can have friends come over, and you can sit out under the stars, reminisce, and have a nice cool drink. Adding outdoor fireplaces and fire pits to your yard is one of the best ways to add some character to your outdoor space, and you get more use out of your yard.
You have a number of different options to choose from when it comes to the various sizes, types, and styles of outdoor fireplaces and fire pits. You can find small portable outdoor fireplaces and fire pits at your local home improvement center, but for the best results, talk to your landscaping professional about a custom designed fire pit or a fireplace that works with the style and the space that you have available.
You will also have your choice of fuels for your outdoor fireplace. Traditional wood burning fireplaces are still popular, but talk to your landscaping professional about other alternative fuels such as propane, natural gas, biofuel, ethanol, or gel.
When you are choosing a place to put your fire pit or fireplace outdoors, you will want to make sure that you consider some safety issues as well. You aren’t going to want to have the fireplace too close to the house, and you will certainly want to make sure that there is a hose in easy reach just in case you need to use it.