Choosing Materials for Your Maryland Fire Pit

fire pitRoasting marshmallows by the fire pit is one of the greatest traditions of summer. When Maryland nights cool off in the summer, there’s no better place to be than clustered around a fire pit with friends, family, and the ingredients for s’mores. Building your fire pit to work with your existing hardscaping will help you enjoy it even more. You’ll get a great, cohesive look in your outdoor space that’s also practical and useful. Fire pits are great all year long for entertaining and keeping warm. Once you’ve decided to have your fire pit installed, you should start looking at material options so you know what you’ll be working with!

  • Pavers – Pavers aren’t just for paving your driveway, walkway, or patio. Pavers are a great material choice for your fire pit if you’ve already used pavers somewhere else in your hardscaping. They’ll blend almost seamlessly into your outdoor space. This rings true for any material that you choose, but pavers work especially well. Match the colors you already have or pick something that complements them. Either way, pavers are a tough material that will last for years.
  • Natural Stone – A lot of people prefer the natural stone option because it’s affordable and attractive. You can get natural stone in a plethora of different sizes, shapes, and colors. You’ll also find that every natural stone that you use is unique in its patterning and texture that will make your fire pit one of a kind. There are many options when you choose natural stone, so be sure to ask your landscaping company about the different types of natural stone available and what they think would work best for your situation.
  • Metal – Though there will generally be some type of stone or block used along with metal, metal can be a really cool material to use for your fire pit. Some different materials that are frequently used for fire pits include copper, steel, and aluminum. Metal is generally a low maintenance material to use for your fire pit. You just have to be careful about the type of metal that you’re using. Metal isn’t always the best option if you have children or if there are frequently children at your home as it is much easier to get burned using a metal fire pit.

Fire pits are great all year round, but there’s no better time to have on installed than in the warm summer months. If you have any questions concerning fire pit installation, contact Rhine Landscaping by calling 410-442-2445 or click here today! You can also follow us on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn!

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