Use Your Paver Fire Pit In Every Season

One of Big Bend Landscaping’s most popular outdoor living features that can be used in every season are paver fire pits. Customers love the element of intimacy they lend to outdoor spaces. There’s nothing quite like a crackling fire to encourage guests and family members to gather outdoors under the stars. And they are a great centerpiece, adding a level of ambiance to every gathering.

Views of when to use fire pits vary a bit and everyone has their favorite seasonal use. But Big Bend Landscaping would like to point out that the fire pit is not a one season wonder! With a little planning, you can use yours anytime of the year.

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Use Your Fire Pit All Year Round

Using Your Fire Pit in the Spring

After a long, hard winter, Spring brings respite in the form of flowers and green landscape. Many people venture outside during these early, cool days of the season to enjoy the emerging beauty. This is a great time to light up your paver fire pit, especially if you haven’t used it during the cold winter.

You’ll want to make sure that it’s clean. Sometimes covers blow off or are left off. So sweep out any debris that might have blown in during some gusty winter’s day. Double-check to make sure no creatures have taken up residence in it. If it’s a propane or natural gas fire pit, you’ll want to look at the fittings and check the propane levels (if it applies) before igniting it. And if it’s wood burning, and you didn’t empty it and wipe it out after its last use, now is the time to do that.

Once all that’s done, lay in a good fire or turn on the propane. Celebrate spring and enjoy the new, clear spring sky. Maybe invite the neighbors over for a cup of tea or a glass of wine. Or maybe just your spouse. Or maybe not. Maybe you want to keep it all to yourself.

Big Bend Landscaping builds wood burning, propane, and natural gas fire pits. Each has its advantages and can be used in any season.

  • Wood is inexpensive and you can use some of the deadfall from your own yard. Many people enjoy laying in a fire and listening to the crackling, popping sounds of burning wood. And you can place it wherever you want it as long as it’s safe.
  • Propane requires little clean up and propane bottles are easy to purchase and attach. It lights instantly and is smokeless. And, like wood, you can have us build it wherever you like.
  • Natural gas is more expensive up front and the fire pit must be placed within reach of a natural gas line. But after that, you don’t have to worry about running out of fuel, and like propane it’s clean and smokeless.
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You Can Use Your Paver Fire Pit Year Round!


Summer is a great season to gather with family and/or friends, light up the stove in your outdoor kitchen, fireplace, or grill, and cook that summertime food you’ve been thinking about all winter—hot dogs, hamburgers, shish-kabobs, or roasted vegetables.

It’s also a great time to light up your fire pit and sit around with family and friends enjoying the fireflies and the night sky while everyone talks and laughs. It is great paired with a swimming pool or any kind of outdoor living space (no mess to clean up in the house after the party). In July, you can sit around it and watch fireworks.

While we advise against using your fire pit to cook food over because of the design, fire pits lend themselves well to cooking marshmallows and making s’mores. Both kids and grownups will enjoy this return to a summer tradition.

Paver fire pits pair well with seating walls. Big Bend Landscaping can help you design the perfect space to sit and enjoy yours. You can go with a half-moon seating style, leaving one half open for folding chairs so you can look at the view. Or you can completely enclose it in sections of walls with the paver fire pit at the center. Either style is beautiful and allows you to enjoy your fire pit while resting on a stable, weather-proof surface. And when you’re not using the seating walls as a place to sit, you can use them to hold potted plants or lawn ornaments.

How to Use Your Fire Pit in the Fall

A fire pit is a lovely addition to any autumn gathering. Heat up some hot chocolate or grab a bottle of wine, light up the fire pit and just enjoy the fall colors and the cool bite of sweater weather. Pair a fire in your fire pit with jack-o’-lanterns and ghost stories and Halloween will be even more fun for everyone. Gather around your fire pit with slices of apple pie after a big Thanksgiving dinner and reminisce about past gatherings.

Fire pits can be large or small, depending on your purpose for yours. Big Bend Landscaping can build it to your specifications. We offer a wide variety of high quality pavers and stones, including Belgard, Romanstone, and Pavestone. Whether you picture an old-fashioned looking fire pit made of stone pavers that harkens back to earlier days or you prefer a more modern look with cleaner lines, Big Bend can help you fulfill your vision.

Not big on big gatherings? Maybe you want a smaller fire pit and a seating wall that holds just you and your spouse—or just you. Or maybe you enjoy big get-togethers and want a large one with lots of seating. Big Bend can build it!

Winter Use of Your Paver Fire Pit

A fire pit is a great way to enjoy your outdoor living space during the cold weather season. In fact, it makes it better. Bundle up, turn on the flame or build a fire and you’ve got a pleasant break in the routine.

Or make it part of a holiday party. String some lights and decorate with garland and Christmas ornaments, cook a Christmas feast (Did you know you can cook a turkey in an outdoor fireplace?). Look up how to make wassail, hot buttered rum, or hot homemade chocolate topped with real whipped cream, and you’ve got the perfect setting for holiday gathering.

You can make your fire pit part of your Superbowl party too! Set up an outdoor theater with a TV projector, hang a large screen, and you can invite all the fans you know over to watch the big game with you. Or keep it more modest and include your fire pit in your after-game party. Whether your favorite team wins or loses, you can make your Superbowl party a winner!

And don’t forget about Valentine’s Day! Just you and your significant other snuggled up in front of your fire pit with some wine or after dinner coffee is sure to fan the flames of your love for one another.

Final Notes

A paver fire pit is a great way to enjoy your yard well into the night and increases the usability of your yard in any season.

And it is not just something to incorporate into your favorite holidays and family gatherings. It has practical applications too. You can use it as an emergency source of heat if your electricity goes out. And if you have a wood burning fire pit, it’s a useful educational tool too, allowing you to safely teach your children how to build a campfire.

A well-built paver fire pit adds value to your home too! People shopping for homes love well-designed outdoor living spaces. Pair it with a beautiful paver-patio and the value of your home will climb.

Big Bend Landscaping can show you the best place to set up your fire pit and talk to you about the type of fuel best suited to your yard and lifestyle.


As you can see, your fire pit is great for every season and there are lots of ways to incorporate it into events and family gatherings!

Big Bend Landscaping has been building patios, fire pits, pathways, retaining walls, and seating walls in the St. Louis area for over 25 years. We have five-star reviews on Google ratings and an A+ rating with the BBB. Our crews have a Level 1 Certification from the National Concrete and Masonry Association. This means we’re experts in our field.

Big Bend Landscaping knows how to help you make the most of your outdoor living space. If you can imagine it, we can build it! Check out our website for more details, email us, or call (636) 349-2946 for more information!