Getting an outdoor fireplace set up in your yard can be just the thing to make yard cozy and more inviting when it’s cooler outside. If you’ve always wanted an outdoor fireplace, but don’t know how to get started with having it put in, it’s important that you look into what you can do to prepare the rest of your yard for the addition of the fireplace. Below we discuss 3 landscaping changes to make before setting up an outdoor fireplace.
Clear Out Any Nearby Landscaping
While you may love having a lot of foliage in your yard, some plants can be a hazard when you consider an open flame or embers from the fireplace. Clearing out any landscaping that’s especially close to the fireplace can help ensure that you don’t need to worry about the risk of a fire spreading to any of your plants in the yard.
Having an overhang above the fireplace can be nice since it can provide some shade during the day and make the fireplace area cozy, but it can also be problematic since you need to make sure that ventilation won’t be an issue. Having an enclosed overhang can lead to there being no place for the smoke to escape, leading to breathing issues when you have a fire going. Pergolas or other overhangs with a lot of airflow can be a much better fit since it will allow the smoke to escape rather than be trapped.
Get Additional Supplies for the Fireplace
As you look into having a fireplace put in your yard, you need to make sure that you’re prepared for the care that they can come with. Having a fire guard, as well as all the accessories needed for a traditional fireplace, can make it much easier to care for the fireplace.
Contact us if you’re interested in having a fireplace installed to include your winter landscaping changes.