Outdoor Fire Bowl Design Ideas

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This video shows one of several design ideas for outdoor fire bowls: how to use a fire bowl by a pool as a focal point. A fire pit with tumbled glass powered by gas is featured. Points out differences between the glass and lava rock and some safety tips to keep in mind.

Video Transcript:

Hi, I’m Garden Artisan Scott Cohen here for LandcapingNetwork.com.

Outdoor fire features are growing and growing in popularity. People are adding fireplaces, fire
pits and fire bowls to their backyards. You know, fire and water is one of my favourite combinations.

A fire adds ambiance to the backyard. It can help light the backyard space and certainly it adds warmth.

Now this fire bowl here I’ve placed in this backyard area because it helps add some warmth to this larger patio area.

It also creates a focal point back from the house as you look out. You know the light from fire will just dance off the features that are adjacent to it.

Now, some people will use lava rock and some people are using glass more and more often in their fire pits.

Now when we build these fire pits we’re using stainless steel gas rings and we set on top of it silica sand to a proper level and then in this case we used crushed glass in different shades of blue to match the glass tile that we used in the pool.

That’s hard to see during the day because with glass you get mostly a bluer flame. With lava rocks you get a larger yellow fame. Of course the more oxygen that’s introduced into the flame, the brighter the colors. But a flame like this can get pretty tall and help entertain quite a lot of people on a patio area.

And keep this in mind when you’re placing fire features, especially when you’re entertaining.

There’s gonna be people walking by those fire features. Don’t have bowls that are too small with flames too high and ladies walking by in dresses on a windy day.

I’m Garden Artisan Scott Cohen here for LandscapingNetwork.com.