How to Landscape Around Fire Pits

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A fire pit provides warmth and beauty to any backyard oasis. Even better: You can also roast marshmallows on it. Why not place some rocks or other landscaping around the fire pit to spice it up a bit? You don't have to hire a designer--with a few tips, you can complete the project in a just a few hours.

Things You'll Need

  • Landscaping ground cover
  • Rocks or pebbles
  • Plants or concrete blocks
  • Sketch out what type of design you want before getting started on your landscaping project.

  • Visit your local home improvement center or hardware store and purchase the type of landscaping you want to place around your fire pit--rocks, pebbles, wood landscape edging, concrete blocks or plants. Also purchase a roll or two of landscaping ground cover.

  • Sweep around the fire pit to remove any leaves, sticks and other debris. Next, cut and place several pieces of landscaping ground cover around your fire pit. This will keep any weeds or grass from growing under your landscaping materials, especially if your fire pit is sitting on grass or damaged concrete.

  • Place concrete blocks, rocks, pebbles, wood landscape edging or plants on top of the landscaping ground cover around the fire pit. Arranging the items in a circular design is the quickest way to landscape the fire pit. Other designs to consider: rectangular, oblong or pyramid shapes. Be creative and neat. You want the fire pit and landscaping to stand out.

  • Place chairs and tables in front of or close to the fire pit to complete the project. If you use plants, make sure you maintain them with water and plant food. Also, keep the area clear of any leaves, trash and other debris that may blow around the fire pit.

Tips & Warnings

  • Consider moving the fire pit, if possible, to the middle of your patio so it is in the center and chairs/tables are around it.

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