October 2018 | Lawn and Landscape

Gather around the fire

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All photos courtesy of Southview Design Landscape Contractors

Here's how to incorporate timeless fire features that enhance outdoor spaces.

by Brooke Bily

There’s nothing necessarily new with fire, so you might not hear contractors buzzing about trends. But by embracing the timeless, primal allure of fire to add warmth and ambiance to any outdoor space, contractors are finding hot growth opportunities in this niche.

“Our love of fire is instinctual. We’ve enjoyed being around fire since the beginning of time,” says Scott Cohen, garden artisan and owner of The Green Scene Landscaping and Swimming Pools outside of Los Angeles. “Now, it’s almost a required element. It’s rare today that we design an outdoor living space that doesn’t include a fire feature.”

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