Since the dawn of time mankind has enjoyed fire for rituals, celebrations, meditation and to simply stay warm in cool weather. Your outdoor landscape can also have fire features to make your backyard, pool or patio stand out.
When you are ready to incorporate a fire feature into your outdoor landscape design consider these options:
Fire pits – campfires are great but can be a lot of effort to set up and keep neat. With a fire pit in your outdoor lawn or patio area you can have a consistent place for people to gather around and socialize or roast some marshmallows. Fire pits come in a variety of shapes and sizes. You can use stone, brick, metal and other materials. Consider the guests that will be around the fire pits and take special precautions with young children.
Fire bowls – these ornamental bowls can provide a consistent fire feature for your outdoor areas in a variety of designs and colors. Fire bowls can be gas powered with lava stones if you like, or you can use wood or charcoal.
Fire tables – as part of your dining experience your guests can be seated around a table with a fire in the middle. Some may even incorporate a grill or simply leave the fire feature as an interesting centerpiece that keeps guests cozy while they eat.
Hearths – take your fireplace outdoors by installing a fire hearth into your patio or pool area. The designs available for hearths range from very elaborate to a simple fireplace.
Fire on water – to really get some attention with your outdoor landscape design you can install a fire on water feature. These amazing designs provide the illusion of flames dancing on a waterfall that cascades into your pool. Or the feature can have fire playing within a fountain or a lip pot that overflows with water.
Fire fountains – who needs water when you can use flame? An exciting and extremely attractive fire feature design is a fountain of fire that dances in the night.
Torches or lamp posts – throughout your landscape area you can incorporate natural gas powered torches or lamp posts that will add sprinkles of flame in your garden, walkway, patio or pool area.