heat­ing

Gardening Australia - - OUTDOOR LIVING -

Dif­fer­ent types of heaters for out­door ar­eas are pow­ered by wood, bri­quettes, propane gas (LPG), nat­u­ral gas or elec­tric­ity.

GAS FIRE PITS

Com­bin­ing the con­ve­nience of gas with the am­bi­ence of fire, th­ese up­mar­ket heaters are state­ment pieces and are priced ac­cord­ingly, with some mod­els cost­ing thou­sands of dol­lars, although there are more mod­est ver­sions. Units shaped like a tall bar ta­ble are also avail­able.

from $500 keep warm around a fire pit on chilly win­ter evenings FIRE PITS

Cre­at­ing the mood of a camp­fire, fire pits burn tim­ber in a cast-iron or pow­der-coated steel con­tainer, in a va­ri­ety of styles and sizes. They can be smoky and dan­ger­ous for chil­dren, so shouldn’t be near the house.

from $30 for steel or $250 for iron

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