Fire pits can be added to many yards in order to improve outdoor living experiences for homeowners. Before you install one, however, you may have questions about them that you want to clear up. Today, we’ll be going over questions people have regarding fire pits so that you know what to expect when you get one.
“Can I Place a Fire Pit Directly Onto Grass?”
Some fire pits are portable, meaning you can transport them to any spot in your yard without any difficulty. Just because it’s possible to do this, however, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should. Grass can only handle a certain amount of heat, which is why some people water their lawns when the temperature outside is especially high. In a similar manner, a fire pit can put a lot of heat stress on your grass, so it’s best to not have your pit directly above your lawn, if possible.
“Does Anything Need to Be Placed Beneath the Fire Pit During Use?”
You won’t want the heat of your fire pit to cause damage to any surfaces on which you place it. To help with this issue, it’s best that you find something sturdy to put beneath your fire pit before each use. Patio slabs are highly recommended in this case because they are strong, and they have heat resistance. This keeps your lawn from being burned by your fire pit.
You could also opt to use a heat shield. These are portable, and they can be assembled fairly easily. Once constructed, a heat shield offers many of the same benefits that a patio slab would.
“What Should Be Done While the Fire Pit is Being Used?”
When you’re using your fire pit, there are certain steps you should follow in order to stay safe. First, you need to place your fire pit on a flat surface so that it won’t tip over during use. The last thing you want is a fire starting because the pit fell over and caused the flames to make contact with your lawn.
Also, you need to pay attention to the fire, and to the surrounding people. Keeping an eye on the fire allows you to act quickly in the event of an emergency, and watching over others in the area, especially pets and young children, helps make sure they’re never put in danger of being exposed to the flames.
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