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Custom Fire Pits vs. Prefabricated Fire Pits

Custom Fire Pits vs. Prefabricated Fire Pits

It is nice to have a gathering spot in your yard where you can congregate with family and friends in the evening. A fire pit provides warmth and a convenient location to relax after a long day. It is the perfect addition to any backyard, but choosing the right type for your home should not be a quick decision.

There are many types of fire pits available, but the choice comes down to a custom fire pit or a prefabricated one. There are pros and cons to both, you just have to find which one fits your lifestyle and budget!


What You Can Expect to Spend

When it comes to the question of what would one expect to spend on a fire pit, the price of a DIY kit from your local big box store can range anywhere from under $100 to around $500. There are some more expensive pre-fabricated models out there. The high-end of the prefabricated models can run homeowners anywhere from $1,000-$4,000. Kits can be found at a store or shipped right to your home.

Custom fire pits are more of an investment. They usually start at around $5,000 for the design and installation process and go up in price from there. This price reflects the time, labor, and design efforts put into the custom piece. In addition, custom fire pits can use a variety of materials and have options such as built-in seating, retaining walls, and other features that make them a focal point for your backyard.

Conclusion: Budget buyers should go for the prefabricated kits. Homeowners looking to add an exterior focal...

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The Most Popular Shrubs & Flowers in Mt. Juliet, TN

The Most Popular Shrubs & Flowers in Mt. Juliet, TN

Tennessee has the advantage of having a beautiful climate all year long that allows for a lot of flowers and shrubs to bloom around the state. Mt. Juliet is a suburb of Nashville, TN, which is north central in relation to the entire state. This area falls into zone 7a, when it comes to plant hardiness.

Zone 7a allows the homeowners and business owners flexibility when planting their annual shrubs and flowers. Because of this, you can expect a variety of shrubs and flowers, both annuals and perennials, to be scattered around the Mt. Juliet area.

Seven months is the approximate length of the growth period available for planting annuals in zone 7a.


Bring Color to Your Yard With Annuals

With the longer growing period in Mt. Juliet, homeowners have the opportunity to plant annuals throughout spring, summer, and fall to change the seasonal color in their yards. Annuals provide some of the prettiest colors in landscaping and also help bring separation to your perennial plants.

Warm Season Annual Blooms

Springtime in Mt. Juliet brings beautiful flowers such as Pansies and Snapdragons. Summertime blooms include flowers such as Cannas and Dahlias. Some other warm season annual blooms that will look great on your property include:

  • Coleus
  • Marigolds
  • Petunias
  • Impatiens
  • Begonia
  • Zinnia

Cool Season Annual Blooms

As summer wanes and autumn settles in, golden hues and lush shades of green are the best choices for your...

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