A beautiful stone fire pit in your outdoor space can be the perfect focal point for your yard. It can be inexpensive and attractive and is a great way to create memories and ambience. Whether you use a stone or stump fire pit, you can add cushions to make it more comfortable for you and your guests.

Simple Rustic Fire Pits

A simple rustic fire pit makes a great focal point for an outdoor space. It can quickly be built in a few hours and include a grill insert for cooking s’mores. This pit features a brushed bronze finish and can be placed on a patio or outdoor living room. Our experts have built numerous fire pits using natural stone for Hardscape landscaping projects in Muskoka, Parry Sound and the surrounding regions.


If you’re on a budget but still want a beautiful outdoor space, a cost-effective stone fire pit is the perfect way to add a warm glow. These pits are available in various styles and materials, and working with a team for expert landscaping in Parry Sound and Muskoka means that you’ll have the backyard or cottage landscape of your dreams—just in time for the cold autumn nights! Whether you’re interested in a more extravagant design or something simple for the family to enjoy, several options are available.

Easy to Create

A stone fire pit is a fantastic and inexpensive way to add warmth to your outdoor space. To create one, dig a hole at least seven inches deep. Then, fill the hole with gravel to form a five-inch base. After you’ve filled the hole with gravel, you’ll need to level it by wetting the gravel with a garden hose and compacting it with a hand tamper. Of course, if you’d prefer to trust the experts, we’ve provided landscaping in Parry Sound and Muskoka since 1986 with countless beautiful hardscape designs in our portfolio.

One of the most important factors to consider when purchasing a stone fire pit is its safety. Stone pits have a lower risk of catching fire than others. At the same time, sand is an excellent, inexpensive way to cover a fire pit and prevent ash buildup. A steel liner will also keep the fire pit from degrading too quickly. Refer to our blog on How to Safely Build a Fire Pit on Natural Stone for more fire pit considerations before you begin the design-build process.

Muskoka Landscaping Contractors

Building an attractive and functional fire pit is essential for your outdoor space. Whether you want a portable model or a patio one, a fire pit should have enough storage space for your firewood, with practicality and quality aesthetic appeal. 

A creative way to store firewood is to put it inside an outdoor trunk. The trunk can be used as a seating area, but it will also serve as a storage space when you’re not using it. If you’re concerned about privacy, landscaping around the pit can help. For example, you can plant waist-high native grasses and white hydrangeas to create seclusion.

If you’re looking to enhance your backyard, patio or cottage oasis with a beautiful natural fire pit, look no further than Schlager Excavating & Haulage. Our expert landscaping contractors in Muskoka and Parry Sound have provided quality service for awe-inspiring patio and landscape designs since 1986. Get in touch today at (705) 732-1802 for more information!