How to Safely Enjoy an Outdoor Fire Pit

Gerardi_3Are you ready for warm weather and nights spent outdoors around a fire pit?  During the spring and summer months, fire pits are the perfect way to end a great night spent with family and friends.  We just want to make sure that homeowners are using their fire pits safely.  Here are a few tips to make sure that your bonfire is a safe one.

Fire Pit Safety:

  • Keep Your Distance – Your fire pit should be at least ten feet away from your home and any other structures of combustible surfaces.  This will help prevent fire hazards and keep your home safe from your blazing bonfire.
  • Check the Weather – Avoid having a fire on a night where conditions are going to be windy.  Windy nights can blow embers around.
  • Pick Up Leaves – Chances are your lawn hasn’t had much maintenance through the winter months.  It’s time to pick up loose leaves and combustible materials to make sure that your fire doesn’t spread.

Check out this article from HGTV for more fire pit safety tips.  If you would like to add a beautiful fireplace to your outdoor patio this year, we can help you create the perfect design for your home.  Call 203-762-5167 or visit our website to learn more about our landscaping solutions and the fire pit options available for your home.

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