The days are hot this time of year, so some Marylanders prefer to wait until the sun goes down to spend time outdoors. A backyard barbecue or nighttime pool party is a fun way to spend time with your friends and family, and bringing a fire pit into the mix can add a rustic atmosphere and a delicious smoky scent to any gathering. The world of fire pits is a big one, and Maryland homeowners have many options when it comes to incorporating a new fire pit into their patio or landscape. Lehnhoff’s Supply has all of the tools you’ll need to create and fuel the perfect fire pit — our natural stone products and high-quality hardwood firewood are just right for the job!
Choosing Materials for Your Fire Pit
There are plenty of routes to take when adding a fire pit to your backyard. Some homeowners opt for pre-built cast iron fire pits, while others choose to create a custom fire pit from the ground up. If you choose to purchase a pre-built fire pit, make sure to situate it on a hard surface away from flammable materials or plants. A paver patio or sturdy gravel space works well. If you decide to invest in a custom fire pit, determine what type of material you’d like to use. Natural stone is a common choice, and many homeowners choose to coordinate their fire pit with the rest of their property. Bluestone, flagstone, and pavers are just a few options for homeowners to explore, and Lehnhoff’s Supply has them all!
Maintaining a Fire Pit and Storing Firewood
Fire pit maintenance is typically quite straightforward: sweep out excess ashes regularly, dispose of the ashes safely, and avoid adding water and accelerants to your fires. Cool water can cause some fire pits to crack if they’re still hot due to the temperature difference, and gasoline and other accelerants can cause damage or discoloration to your fire pit. The best fuel to use is hardwood firewood that has been appropriately seasoned and stored in a dry, pest-free place, so be smart about where you store your firewood.
Fuel Your Summer Fun with High-Quality Firewood
Whether you create a new custom fire pit or simply build an impromptu campfire in a ring of stones, using suitable firewood is crucial. Lehnhoff’s Supply offers mixed hardwood firewood by the cord and half-cord, perfect for campfires, fireplaces, and fire pits. Enjoy hot, steady fires, and the lingering scent of woodsmoke by using firewood from Lehnhoff’s Supply for your next 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 spring and summer, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you.
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