Wood Fire Pit or Gas Fire Pit? —That is the Question

Indeed, that is the question for these upcoming spring and summer months. At Above and Beyond CGM, we can help you decide which is best for your backyard living area–a wood fire pit or a gas fire pit.

Fire pits have become a very popular backyard fixture. They’re perfect for gathering around with family and friends and they add an attractive element to your outdoor living space. However, each type has its own pros and cons. Our landscaping and hardscaping design team is here to tell you the differences between the two so you can decide for yourself. Read on to find out more information about the fire pit that best suits your needs and tastes. 

Gas Fire Pit

Gas fire pits are especially popular because they are easy to use and easy to clean. Just turn it on and fire it up: easy as pie! No smoke escapes and that means no burning wood odor on your clothes and more importantly, no burning, stinging eyes. In addition, gas fire pits are pleasing to the eye, a sophisticated touch to your deck or patio.

However, gas fire pits are not cheap. The cost of building materials and labor fees can drive up the initial cost. Gas fire pits also provide only a small fire, and there is a risk of possible gas pipe malfunction. Contact our landscaping design team at Above and Beyond CGM for more information about this type of fire pit for your backyard.

Wood Fire Pits

A wood fire pit is the most classic choice in terms of fire pits. Wood fire pits are the predecessors of gas fire pits, and they are still popular today. According to our landscaping team at Above and Beyond Complete Grounds Maintenance, the pros of the wood fire pit include affordability and a larger fire. It is simple to operate, the rustic smell and sound of wood burning earns it major nostalgia points, and the tradition of s’mores over a wood fire pit just isn’t going away anytime soon.

However, there are cons as well–it can be time-consuming to gather wood, build your fire just right, and wait for it to get started. Smoke can blow into your eyes, and well…everywhere! You must continually watch your fire to ensure it does not get out of hand. There will also be ashes left to contend with once the fun is over. If you’re one of those people who enjoys the process of building a fire and you don’t mind a little vigilance and clean-up, wood fire pits are for you.

Call Above and Beyond Ground Maintenance Today at (402) 934-8866!

Above and Beyond Ground Maintenance is a full landscaping and hardscaping company that provides an array of services from trimming the hedges to designing a theme for your perfect Omaha backyard. It is up to you to decide which fire pit is the best for you; however, we love to give suggestions! If you can see yourself sitting around a wood fire pit or gas fire pit this summer, contact us at (402) 934-8866. We can’t wait to work with you!

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