fire pitThe leaves are changing, apple cider is brewing, and pumpkins are being carved. Fall is here, and what better way to enjoy the cooler weather than sitting around a cozy fire? A built-in fire pit makes a great addition to your patio, and now is the time to build it before it gets too cold. The benefits of a fire pit are endless; keep reading to check out a few of them:

  1. Aesthetics. Fire pits can add a little something to your patio. With a wide range of possible materials such as stone, clay, or fire-resistant brick, you can choose what looks best for your patio. It will most likely become to focal point of your backyard, so placement is key.
  2. Entertaining. Entertain guests this fall with an Oktoberfest party. As it gets chillier outside, people seem to be huddling together for warmth. With your fire pit, guests can gather around and keep warm while enjoying some pumpkin beer or hot cider.
  3. Family Time. Now that the kids are back in school, you don’t see them as often as you did in the summer. Catch up with your family and spend some quality time together around the fire. Roast marshmallows, make s’mores, and share stories from your day.
  4. Safety. With large amounts of people around fire, safety is key. A freestanding fire pit could easily become knocked over. Instead, install a fire pit into your patio so that there is no chance of this happening. A built-in fire pit also has walls that contain the fire, making the area safer for guests, small children, and pets. If you choose to install a gas fire pit, the fire can be easily controlled. 

With custom fire pits from Rhine Landscaping, you can design the perfect fire pit for your backyard. Whether you prefer wood burning, natural gas, or charcoal fire pits, at Rhine Landscaping we use only high-quality materials to emphasize the beauty of your home. We also want to make sure that safety plays an important role. We examine the area and make sure the fire pit is built in a safe spot at an appropriate distance away from your home. We also make sure to line it with fireproof mortar and brick to protect the stone of the fire pit, and to protect you!

To find out more about installing a fire pit in your backyard this fall, visit our website and contact Rhine Landscaping by calling 410-442-2445 or click here today! You can also follow us on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn!