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Fire Pit Options For Cooler Weather

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 15 March , 2023

Fire pits or fire tables are one of the most popular add-on features for San Diego homes and businesses, with good reason.  Fire pits and fire tables not only add beauty and ambiance to any outdoor area but also serve a very functional purpose:  they keep away the chill on cool evenings.  With the addition of a fire pit, you can effectively extend your outdoor leisure area nearly year-round for a relatively small investment. 

How Fire Pits Are Installed 

How a fire pit or fire table is installed depends on several factors.  First, the landscape designer must consider the best location for the fire pit.  If there is an existing patio that can be modified to accommodate the new feature, the landscape architect will often make use of it.  However, in some cases, home or business owners are starting from scratch.  In that case, there are several things to consider:  

  • Access to a flat, level surface.  Fire tables do best when installed on a flat, level surface.  If there are none available, the landscape designer may have to incorporate leveling into the plan.  Another option is to build a concrete pad or patio where the fire pit will sit.  In some cases, home or business owners do this just off the main building, but in other cases, the fire table is situated some distance away, near a pool, fountain, cooking area, or other features. 
  • Access to gas.  Most fire pits run on gas, so it is important to have a ready supply.  Your fire pit may run on locally supplied gas from your utility company or from a tank on the property.  Some even run on gas from a tank built into the fire pit itself.  Whatever the case, the gas must be kept to the proper level, and all equipment must be serviced regularly. 
  • Access to other features.  Depending on the setup around your fire table, you may want access to water, electricity, and other features.  As you and your landscape designer work to create a beautiful oasis, think about what you want now, and what you may want in the future.  This helps you to plan accordingly and design effectively. 

Maintaining Your Fire Pit 

Understanding proper care and maintenance of a fire pit is also very important.  You should never burn anything other than gas; this means no leaves, paper, or food.  When not in use, your fire pit or table should be covered to protect it from the elements.  You should also wipe it down regularly to remove leaves, pollen, or dirt, and be sure to have it serviced periodically to be sure it is in perfect working order. 

Installing a fire table is a great way to make sure that you can use your outdoor areas as much as possible.  These beautiful features add charm and function to your yard and draw family and friends to their warmth and glow.  If you want to learn more about installing a quality fire table as part of a new landscape design plan, the professionals at Juniper Landscape Company in San Diego are here to help!  Give us a call today to discuss how to turn your dreams of a fire feature into a warm and glowing reality! 

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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