These days, going out for anything feels like a more significant risk than you might want to take during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is why so many people are having things delivered to them, from dinner to groceries to bigger purchases. However, it may feel like there are some things that you just can’t get delivered. If you think that firewood is one of those things, you’re wrong. These tips (plus firewood delivery from Lehnhoff’s Supply) can make it easy to enjoy a fire in your Lutherville backyard.
Always Watch Kids
Fire pits are a potential danger for young kids who might stumble or fall into them. When you have young kids, never leave them alone and never take your eyes off them around a fire pit. Additionally, if your fire pit came with a protective screen, use it. If it did not, look into getting one. They are an easy way to make the fire pit just a little bit safer. Finally, keep any kids (and fur-babies too) at least three feet away from any fire pits at all times.
Be Present and Prepared
It’s nice to enjoy the fire’s glow, but make sure that you’re paying attention too. Don’t let yourself get lost in the view and miss out on danger signs. You should also make sure that you’re prepared for any emergency before starting your fire. Make sure that you have a water bucket or access to a hose. You should also make sure that you have other fire suppression means (like sand or a fire extinguisher) and your cell phone in case of an emergency.
Choose the Right Location
If you’re fire pit is not a permanent fixture of your landscaping, choosing the right location for your fire is a decision you will have to make every time. When you’re choosing a spot for a fire pit, keep these things in mind. It should be at least 10 feet away from any combustible surface or structure, with no overhanging foliage. It should be placed on a natural surface like stone or soil that isn’t combustible (so not your wood deck). Finally, make sure that you clear away any debris before starting a fire.
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to best prepare your landscape or garden for summer and fall, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you. Find us at 2708 Belair Road, Fallston, MD 21047 and give us a call at 410-510-7646. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been up to, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
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