Though summer is winding down, there still is plenty of time to enjoy your backyard with family and friends. The Noll Landscape Group can help you make the most of your outdoor living space with a custom-designed fire feature. We specialize in gas- and wood-burning fire pits, fire tables, fire boulders, and outdoor fireplaces. Before adding a fire feature to your lawn or patio, here are three things to consider.

Outdoor Fire Feature

1. Location

Our landscape design team will help you decide on an ideal location for your fire feature. Fire pits and boulders are a wonderful addition to most patios, and are usually centered to maximize seating. Outdoor fireplaces, on the other hand, tend to fit better along the perimeter of an outdoor room. Also, we will take into consideration your personal preferences and entertaining style to decide if your fire feature should be centrally located or placed along the perimeter of your yard.

2. Size

The location of your fire feature will likely dictate its size. There is no perfect size for a fire pit or boulder, but it is crucial to ensure that your guests have plenty of room to move and sit comfortably around its perimeter. And if you have a small backyard or patio, the feature needs to be sized to maximize entertaining space; you don’t want guests to feel crowded or trip trying to move around it.

3. Wood- or Gas-Burning?

At The Noll Landscape Group, we are experts at installing both wood- and gas-burning fire features. Again, location plays a major factor as gas-burning fireplaces and fire pits can only be installed in areas with easy access to natural gas. And while natural gas burns cleaner, it is more expensive to install and use. If you choose to burn wood, be aware of local ordinances and fire hazards before starting a bonfire. 

Schedule a Consultation

If you’d like to learn more about incorporating a fire feature into your home, contact The Noll Landscape Group. Our landscaping specialists have decades of experience and will help you design the perfect fire feature for your needs. Located in Fishers, IN, we proudly serve northern Indianapolis, including Carmel, Geist, and the surrounding areas. To learn more about our landscape services, call (317) 841-7559 or schedule a consultation online today.