How to Care For Your Fire Pit Over the Winter

Were you one of those homeowners who elected to leave the fire pit outdoors and functioning for the winter?

One of the most memorable additions to a great yard is an outdoor fire pit or fire table. It’s stylish, while also adding value to your home’s equity. Both of these things make it a smart investment.

 Keep Using That Fire Pit Year ‘Round

Although you could put your fire pit table away for storage in the winter months, there’s no need to do so.

If the winter weather offers some milder temps throughout the cold months, there’s no reason why you can’t use it as a way to enjoy brisk winter evenings. What better way is there to enjoy the night sky than next to a flickering fire? Since fire pit and fire tables usually run on natural gas or propane, there’s no need to bother with keeping wood dry or starting fires manually.

Use a Cover to Protect Your Fire Pit or Table

The high quality fire pits we install as a part of our outdoor room installation are made from weather resistant, low maintenance material, so you can leave yours outdoors when the temperature drops without worrying about damage. To be safe, it’s still a good idea to use a custom vinyl cover to protect it when not in use. It will keep it protected from the snow, which will make it easier to use – just take off the cover and dump the snow off.

A fire pit adds value and fun to your property and when cared for properly will last for years to come. We at Architectural Landscape Design can help you pick the perfect fire pit for your yard.  We are proud to install Outdoor GreatRoom fire pits to make any outdoor living space special.  We also offer custom-designed stone or brick fire pits that are wood or charcoal burning if you prefer that option.

If your yard is missing that ‘hot’ element, why not add one this year?  This is a great time to get the planning process started for spring installation.  And if you just can’t wait, we’ve even got some models that are free-standing that could be added to your deck or patio right now.

Give us a call today for a free in-home consultation. We are a licensed MN landscape design and installation contractor.  Outdoor fireplaces and fire pits are just some of the landscaping elements we offer.