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Building The Best Fire Pit For Fall

Nov 30, 2017Fire Pits

Building The Best Fire Pit For Fall

If you’re interested in building your own fire pit, this blog is for you!

It’s that time of year – the leaves are falling, there’s a crisp chill in the air, and the smell of burning firewood is all around.

Most everyone loves this time of year – probably because it’s fire pit season!

There’s nothing quite like snuggling up under a thick blanket with a hot cup of cocoa in front of a roaring fire. And, when you have an outdoor fire pit, you and your friends and family can gather around the fire and stare serenely at the gorgeous nature around you.

This is one of the most wondrous times of the year. However, the feature that truly sets the ambiance for this kind of entertainment is the fire pit. As this is often the centerpiece of your backyard or patio, your fire pit should reflect your personal style, taste and budget.

As wonderful as fire pits can be, they can also be a bit tricky to build yourself (and it can be a pain to figure out where to start). We here at Mountain View Landscapes want to help make your fall the most inviting one yet. That’s why we want to give you some tips on…

Building The Best Fire Pit For Fall

Incorporate Common Materials:

One of the best ways to help your fire pit blend in is to build it using materials that are already found in your backyard. Rock, stone, and other natural materials can help your fire pit “fit” with the environment.

Know Your Local Laws:

Some local ordinances may state restrictions when it comes to having an open flame in a residential area. Check your local laws to ensure you’re following all rules and regulations before attempting to build a fire pit.

Select The Size:

Think about the amount of time you’ll want to be by the fire, and let that dictate the size of your fire pit. Keep in mind that you can still enjoy smaller fire pits for hours, but you’ll have to restock them with wood more frequently (so you’ll have to have a pile of wood ready to go).

Add Six Feet:

Wherever you place your fire pit, make sure that the surrounding six feet around it is clear. This will ensure you leave room for your guests to sit comfortably around the fire.

Light The Way:

If your fire pit is far away from the patio/deck, it’s a good idea to create a well-lit path leading over to it. This will help guests know where they’re going, and will help prevent any trips or falls along the way.

Keep It On The Patio:

For aesthetic appeal, build your fire pit on top of a paver patio, and use similar building materials for both. This will ensure guests have a flat surface to rest their chairs on. Not to mention, it’s a great way to tie the fire pit and patio together, along with the rest of your yard. Here’s an example of a paver patio/fire pit combination we built:

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When all’s said and done, you can have a fire pit worthy of making memories around.

Although fire pits are wonderful for cool weather, they can be a hassle to set up if you’ve never built one before. Not to mention, without an expert perspective, it can be hard to know whether or not you’re making the most aesthetically pleasing decisions for your yard.

That’s where Mountain View Landscapes comes in. Our goal is to transform your landscape into one of peace and tranquility that you can feel good about bringing friends and family members into.

We’ll survey your landscape, and work with you to match your specific style, taste, and budget to a fire pit that wows and amazes you. Plus, with our professional skill-set and excellent customer service, you can be confident that you’re getting a high-quality fire pit that will last for years and years.

It’s not too late to enjoy your beautiful landscape! Contact us today, and we’ll work with you to create the perfect fire pit for your fall and winter evenings!


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