Summer is upon us, with those long hot days, and warm light evenings – and you might be thinking why would anyone need a firepit at this time of year? But, in fact, you can make use of your firepit all year round, even in summer – create a warm and cosy atmosphere in your garden for family and friends with Forest Fuel’s choice of firepits in UK. You can speak to the experts here 0191 410 0997.
Here are five genius ways that firepits can enhance your outdoor space.
Line it with Stones
If there is a mild squabble over who’s turn it is to, firstly, keep the firepit stoked with wood, and secondly, to sit out until it burns down enough to be safely extinguished, why not try lining the firepit with large smooth stones, on top of which you set the fire? This ingenious idea allows the ash to fall tidily through to the ash-trap, but maintains the fire’s heat for longer and keeps the integrity of whatever you are burning, for example, by holding logs steady, even as they burn down. This reduces the amount of times that you need to be getting up to deal with the fire – and also means that you can let it start burning down sooner, safe in the knowledge that that stones will keep their heat long after the firepit is safe to leave to its own devices.
Make Dinner Over It!
There is nothing as exciting for young children as cooking their own food over an open fire. They can toast bread, marshmallows, and even pieces of cheese, and it is a great way to enjoy delicious food and teach your little ones to be safe and careful around fire. (Obviously, children must never be left unsupervised near any hot appliance, barbecue or firepit!)
It’s Great for Your Garden
If you love any excuse to fire up your firepit, reassure yourself that you’re doing good things for your garden. Add the ash to your garden compost and watch your plants flourish mightily!
Decking or Patio
Set your firepit on some decking or a patio – if you opt for a wooden deck, make sure to lay down a fireproof mat before you set up your firepit. Once you have the firepit in place, you can surround it with comfortable chairs and sofas, introduce side tables and even small storage units to keep your outdoor toys and accessories neatly stored away between uses.
Finally, a great use for your firepit is to keep those annoying flying pests away: midges, flies and mosquitos all dislike smoke, and are also repelled by citrussy scents. Make the most of it by saving orange and lemon peels and drying them out. Tossing these on your fire exudes a lovely smell and keeps those flying critters at bay: win-win!