The holidays are a time for friends, food, and fellowship. Envision yourself roasting marshmallows, sipping hot cocoa, and telling stories while you sit around the fire. If you’re a DIY enthusiast, consider adding an outdoor fire pit to your home landscape. Today on the blog, Nixa Lawn Service shares some ideas for a backyard fire pit.
Outdoor Fire Pit Materials & Supplies
The first step of your fire pit project is to consider the location carefully. Place it away from any large trees that might have overhanging branches. Also, choose a level area that has ample room for seating. When you’ve identified the location, consider the materials you’ll use to build your fire pit. You can use ones that you already have, or you can purchase supplies from a home improvement store.
It’s hard to find a more solid foundation than concrete. You can place concrete blocks on stone, sand, or brick. Then, fill in the blocks with paver sand to form a stable DIY fire pit.
Another idea for a backyard fire pit is to use corrugated metal pipe (36-inch diameter). This material is known for safely containing flames and ashes, and it will provide value for many years.
Leftover paving stones can complement your existing landscape, and they make a good-looking fire pit. Make sure all layers are completely level and square. Then, use landscape adhesive to cement the pavers together.
Cinder blocks are easy to find. You can use them to make a basic structure for your fire pit. Use adhesive around each block’s base to hold the layer below and use stones to fill in the holes in the blocks.
After choosing your desired material, check to make sure your fire pit is level and enclosed. Let your structure sit for 24-48 hours before you use it. If you need assistance, Nixa Lawn Service is just a phone call away.
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Additions for Your Fire Pit
Once you’ve built your fire pit, consider adding these features for purposes of safety and performance. Your backyard project is incomplete without:
- Comfortable Seating
- Roasting Sticks for marshmallows
- Side Tables
- A metal grate for grilling
- A wire mesh cover
- A rack for wood storage
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Contact the Landscaping Pros
If you need help with planning or installing your backyard fire pit, contact the landscaping pros at Nixa Lawn Service. We can also install outdoor kitchens and landscape lighting. We’re ready to address your questions and concerns. Call (417) 724-0318 today or request a quote online.