A fire pit is a perfect feature to enhance your outdoor living space. It’ll allow you to continue enjoying the beautiful weather with your friends and family here in Georgia long after the sun has gone down. When it comes to the type of fire pit to install on your property, you have options! You can choose between a wood-burning or a gas-burning fire feature to accentuate your yard. Both options are great, so it all comes down to personal preference. Some factors to consider when choosing between the two are the associated costs, how much maintenance they require, how easy it is to get the fire started, and the overall experience they each offer!

Wood-burning fire pits are more cost-effective compared to gas-burning fire pits.

Wood-burning fire pit installed for backyard in Peachtree City, GA.

The cost of installing a fire pit varies greatly depending on the type of materials used. However, wood-burning fire features tend to be more cost-effective compared to their gas-burning counterparts. A gas-burning fire pit will tend to cost more because gas lines will need to be run on your property so it can function, and the overall price can vary dramatically depending on the difficulty of installing the gas line. So, if cost is an important factor for you, then you can typically save some money by building a wood-burning fire pit.

Gas-burning fire pits require less maintenance than wood-burning fire pits.

Gas-burning fire pit installed for backyard in Brookhaven, GA.

As far as maintenance is concerned, wood-burning fire pits tend to require more upkeep because you have to clean up the ashes, soot, and wood from time to time. A gas-burning fire pit, on the other hand, doesn't involve as much work to clean since it uses gas lines to start a fire. If shoveling materials out of a wood-burning fire pit sounds like it would be too much work, go with a gas-burning fire feature instead!

Getting the Fire Started: Wood VS Gas Fire Pits

Each type of fire pit offers a different experience when starting a fire. Wood-burning fire pits will require you to get wood and start the fire on your own—perfect for those who want to have that genuine fire-building experience! If you’re not one of those people, then a gas-burning fire feature has you covered. You simply need to press a button, and then you’ll have a fire in no time.

Experience the smell and feel of a campfire with a wood-burning fire pit.

Despite both types of fire pits achieving the same goal of producing a warm fire, they actually offer two completely different experiences, which is a major factor for some people. A wood-burning fire pit gives you an experience more akin to a campfire. It’ll produce a smoky aroma accompanied by the crackling sound of burning wood. However, if that experience isn’t important to you, and you want a fire without all the work that comes with starting a campfire, then a gas-burning fire pit has you covered!

Gas-burning fire pits are more environmentally friendly than wood-burning fire pits.

Want to enhance your outdoor space with a fire feature? Give us a call to install your next fire pit!

At Bloom’n Gardens Landscape, we offer both wood-burning and gas-burning fire features to suit your needs! We can build you a custom fire pit that will enhance your outdoor living space, and you can choose from a wide variety of materials to match your landscape’s aesthetic! We service commercial, HOA, and residential properties in the Atlanta, GA area, including nearby areas such as Buckhead and Smyrna. Give us a call today at (404) 314-1474 to schedule our fire pit installation service!