Name one person you know who isn’t crazy about the sound of a fire crackling on a cool fall night, or who doesn’t love the taste of roasted marshmallows. Nearly everyone loves an outdoor fire, watching the flames flicker and die as the evening draws to a close.
Your yard or garden can afford that kind of warmth and great atmosphere by the inclusion of a fire pit to the landscape. Fire pits simply aren’t a lot of effort. They can most often be done by you in a minimal time and monetary outlay.
A fire pit is nothing more than a matter of digging a small area and setting up a means to surround it and keep the fire from spreading or escaping. You can go very fancy or you can go quite cheaply, but the task isn’t at all difficult to accomplish.
You can of course purchase one of the premade fire pits that are bronze or other metals. This saves you the labor even if it costs a little more. Again, take care where you use it.
Brick fire pits are an easy task. We’ve all seen the bricks that go in a circular way. Digging a hole that is about two feet deep, simply make sure that no brush or other flammables are in the immediate area, leave the soil as your liner and begin to surround it with brick or fire stone to about two or three feet tall. The cost to you is nominal. The bricks are not at all expensive and the labor is about the only real additional price that you’re going to pay for a lovely fire pit.
One mistake that people tend to make when they install their fire pit is not looking up. Before you begin to dig for your fire pit, make sure that you look above you as well as around you.
The pit can’t be in close proximity to things like cables, heavy brush, your home (we know, common sense but we’ve seen fire pits dug and used within three feet of the home.) your car, the gasoline storage area, or any number of other things. Use some good sense here.
Looking up prevents you from catching that low hanging branch on fire. If you can, remove it, if you can’t move the location of your fire pit until there is nothing flammable in the immediate area before you begin to dig.