Why a Fire Pit is Such a Great Investment for Your Backyard

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Do you wish you could spend more time outside during the year? An outdoor fire pit is a great option to help you extend the season and duration of your outdoor living to the spring and fall months. A fire pit can be designed and configured to integrate with your existing patio and complement the overall aesthetic of your landscape. Fire pits are quickly becoming one of the most sought-after features for new home buyers, and it’s not hard to see why. Here are a few reasons why a fire pit is a great investment for your backyard.

Making a Statement

The fire pit can act as a kind of centerpiece for your backyard patio, drawing the eye and adding character to your space. Many different types of materials – natural stone, clay, and brick – could potentially be used in the construction of your fire pit. This variety means that no matter what kind of aesthetic you are hoping to achieve in your hardscape design, there’s a fire feature that can complement it.

Utility of Fire Pits

Fire pits can be used for many different purposes. Of course, you can simply use one as a place for your family and friends to gather during the evenings to evoke warm feelings. But the utility of fire pits goes beyond simply looking nice. With a grate or grill on top of the pit, you can also use it as an additional cooking space for your next barbeque. Larger fire pits can even be used to accommodate much larger parties!

Planning a Fire Feature With Safety in Mind

Fire pits are quite safe to use. The outer walls are lined with a material designed to prevent sparks from flaring up. You may decide to have a gas fire pit installed, instead of a wood-based one, which is easier to control and much safer. And wire mesh can be placed on top to further reduce the chance of stray sparks during use.

Despite all this, while you may have a particular location on your patio picked out for your fire feature project before you contact the landscaping company, it is critical to keep safety at the forefront of your planning. Fire pits still need to be far enough away from your home, garage, and shed to protect them from dangerous flames. Also, trees with overhanging branches can spell trouble. Even one stray spark can end up igniting dried tree leaves and branches. Keeping these considerations in mind will ensure that your new fire pit will be safe for everyday usage (and look good doing so)!


If you have a unique, personal landscaping project in mind, contact TDH Landscaping. We will work with you to combine your vision with our renowned expertise and experience to make it happen. We have been in business for over fifty years, and our goal is to give every landscape a curated touch while offering the knowledge to keep your residential outdoor area beautiful all year long. Give us a call today at 410-692-0050, send us an email at Sales@tdhnl.com, or fill out our contact form here to get the process started. Keep up with our blog for more updates and helpful tips, and don’t forget to follow us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInPinterestYoutube, and Houzz!

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