BUILD YOUR OWN FIRE PIT
If you have the space, landscaper Jason Hodges says a fire pit is a great backyard inclusion for the winter months.
“The ambience a fire pit brings is worth the investment alone,” he says.
a spot that is far enough away from plants, fences, trees or anything flammable. Consider the wind and direction it will blow smoke from the fire.
a circular hole for the base of the fire — a metre diameter creates enough space for a good fire while keeping everyone close enough to be able to chat.
out some road base and compact, then spread sand throughout the trench and level. Sprinkle some neat cement over the levelled sand.
concrete blocks to construct a wall around the pit. Choose a block that enables circular walls.
your fire by constructing a teepee of stacked wood and kindling at the centre of the pit.