Creating A Beautiful Home

Adding A Fire Pit To Your New Patio Space? 3 Activities To Enjoy With This Feature

by Serenity Harris

Improving your backyard can be achieved by upgrading the landscape or hardscape. If you have decided that you want to add more functional space to the backyard with a custom patio, you may be looking at the different features that you can introduce to this specific area. It is likely that you will want a full or partial cover to protect yourself from the beating sun, as well as seating and possibly some tables that are able to fit on the patio paving. Another worthwhile addition is a fire pit. Here are a few great reasons to add a fire pit.

Roasting Marshmallows

Most fire pits are perfectly capable of allowing your family and friends to roast marshmallows. Creating s'mores can become a reality in your own backyard with this addition. Instead of having a normal dessert after dinner, you can head outside with graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows in hand. If you want to give your kids a taste of camping, you can always set up shop in the backyard with a large tent and pretend the fire pit is a fire in the woods.

Late Night Reading

Reading in the daytime should not be an issue because you have the sunlight to rely on. But, after the sun goes down, you need to rely on some other form of lighting to read. A light that attaches to the top of your book might work fine, but this is something that you can do anywhere, and it does not do much to enhance the reading ambiance. Fortunately, you can burn wood in the fire pit and read by the light that it provides to the general area. It is often possible to adjust the fire as needed until you have enough illumination.

Feed the Garden

Fire pits are not just useful because they provide you with light, warmth, and food preparation. This addition can actually benefit your landscape with the ashes from wood. As long as you make it a priority to only burn actual wood and not anything artificial, you can take the ashes that are generated and start distributing them to parts of your yard. It will be important to pick up a pH meter to avoid making an area of soil too acidic. You will want to focus on plants that thrive on acidic soil and are currently in soil with less than 6.5 pH.

A fire pit can be a fun and functional addition to your home when you know how to use it. Contact a company like David Cooke Industries to see what your options are.