Spring is the perfect time to gather with family and friends. If the weather’s good, there’s probably no better place to entertain than outdoors. What if we told you that you could create an escape in your own backyard? Landscaping companies have tons of ideas to transform your outdoor living spaces, but hardscaping is one of the most exciting. At Lee’s Nursery & Landscaping, we have a number of ways to help you make the most of your property. Take, for example, outdoor fireplaces and fire pits. Here’s an overview of these two popular hardscaping features.

Outdoor Fireplaces

Outdoor fireplaces add an elegant and luxurious feel to your yard. They’re functional, too, keeping you and your guests warm so you can enjoy a spring or fall night without getting chilly. These features may be built from several different types of material, including tile, brick, stone, and concrete. Depending on where you live, you may need a special permit since a chimney is involved. Also keep in mind that outdoor fireplaces tend to be more expensive than fire pits due to their size and the features that must be included, like safe and adequate ventilation.

Fire Pits

If you’d like some of the same benefits as an outdoor fireplace but at a more affordable price, consider adding a fire pit. Fire pits create a comfortable setting for any outdoor get-together. Fire pits can be built from many of the same materials as fireplaces. Many homeowners choose to surround theirs with accent walls made from stone, concrete, brick, or stucco. Another benefit to having a fire pit is that it can be installed just about anywhere on your property.

If you’re interested in installing one of these hardscaping features in your yard, don’t do it halfway. Work with professional landscaping companies who’ll create something beautiful that will last for years to come. Call Lee’s Nursery & Landscaping in Rock Hill to learn more about how we use landscape design to turn your yard into an amazing space you’ll love!