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4 Things to Consider When Installing a New Fire Pit

chairs sitting around fire pit on patio
chairs sitting around fire pit on patio

Our Canadian summers are much shorter than we’d like. That’s why when they roll around, we want to take advantage of every minute of them. One of the best ways to do so is by having a fire pit right in your very own backyard.

For thousands of years, people have felt at-ease sitting around a fire, telling stories, jokes, and singing songs with their loved ones.

But, if you’re thinking of installing a fire pit in your backyard, you probably have a few questions.

Let’s take a look at a few of the most common things people are curious about when considering a firepit to their yard!

1. Can You Have a Firepit in Your Backyard?

The first – and most obvious – question people ask is, “can I even have a fire pit in my backyard?”

This depends on where you live. For example, different areas will have different regulations when it comes to building a fire pit. These might include a certain distance away from buildings or other structures that the firepit must be placed. Be sure to check with officials in the area to make sure you’re not breaking any rules.

Also, be cautious of any fire bans that might be in place in your area during the summer. The last thing you want to do is be responsible for starting a major fire.

2. Where Should Your Firepit Be Placed?

When deciding on the proper place for your fire pit, you need to consider both safety and personal preference. For example, you don’t want to put your fireplace next to any trees with overhanding branches or close to childrens play areas.

You also want to select an area of your yard where your fire pit will look the best. After all, you’ll probably be inviting guests over to break in your new fire pit and you want it to look as nice as possible!

3. What Do You Put Around Your Firepit?

A fireplace with nothing around it would look pretty strange, right?

Before building your fire pit, it’s a good idea to consider what other elements you’ll include in the design. For example, are you going to install a patio as well? A decorative stone wall? Will the fire pit be underneath a covered patio?

These are all important questions to keep in mind.

Also, you’re going to need a place for people to sit. If style is important to you, make sure you have your patio furnature picked out ahead of time so you can start enjoying your fire pit as soon as possible.

Otherwise, simply dig a few of your old lawn chairs out of the garage and you’re good to go!

4. Will You Actually Use Your Firepit?

Finally, you want to make sure your investment is worth the money. Therefore, you should ask yourself if you will actually use your fire pit enough to make it worth the money.

There are a number of times when a fire pit is nice to have:

  • Birthdays
  • Holidays
  • Family Reunions
  • Other Celebrations
  • Weekends
  • Parties
  • Much, much, more!


If you’re thinking of installing a new fire pit in your yard, be sure to consider the four points mentioned in this post!

If you need fire pit installation in Edmonton, look no further than Earth & Turf Landscaping. They’ve helped several Edmonton residents with all of their fire pit installation needs.

Contact them today to learn more!