Enjoy more of the outdoors by creating your own outdoor fire pit! Customizing your own fire pit design to fit your backyard is easy and fun. Here are some of the best fire pit design ideas we have found.
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Fire Pits for Spacious Backyards
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Adding a fire pit to your spacious backyard is a great way to break up the large space. We love how a stone walkway leads from the house’s back patio to a fire pit. This is the perfect space to host summer cocktail hour!
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The fire pit featured on the Morning Chores blog is a great example of how creativity can create the perfect design. Mapping out a circular section, these homeowners cultivated the perfect outdoor seating area for their fire pit.
Fire Pits for Small Backyards
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It’s not the amount of space you have, it’s how you use it! This beautiful backyard design, as seen in Better Homes and Gardens, is a great example of how you can transform your small space to incorporate your vision.
Firewood: Burn Where You Buy
Westchester Tree Life would like to remind you to purchase firewood which will be burned within a 50 mile radius. Moving firewood can result in the spread of an infestation of an invasive insect or disease. For more information, read our blog “Don’t Move Firewood” here.
Westchester county offers so many beautiful outdoor activities and attractions, especially during the fall time! Whether you are hitting the trails and camping, or enjoying a late-summer fire in the backyard, it’s important that you use firewood from the area. Moving firewood is more dangerous to your local eco-system than you think; here’s why you shouldn’t move firewood.
Don’t Move Firewood! Here’s Why:
Did you know that tree-threatening pests and diseases can lurk in firewood? Though these insects and diseases are limited to how far they can travel on their own, the moving of firewood can transmit them to other forests and properties. By using firewood from the immediate area, you are limiting what pests and diseases are being spread. View the list of pests that could be spread from the moving of firewood.
If You Are Camping . . .
A safe camping trip extends beyond bringing mosquito repellent and hiking gear! Refrain from bringing firewood with you on your camping trip, hunting trip or RV adventure this fall. This works both ways, as bringing firewood home from your campsite can be just as harmful. Instead of bringing firewood with you, buy it where you will burn it! Learn more from Don’t Move Firewood here.
How Far Is Too Far to Move Firewood
Firewood should not be moved more than 50 miles maximum; ideally finding firewood to burn within ten miles of where you plan to burn it is the key. If you are unsure as to whether you are transporting your firewood too far, stop; don’t risk the spreading of possible pests and diseases! Instead, try to purchase your firewood in from a local source. Here are more tips as to what you can do to stop the transportation of firewood.