Keeping Up With Your Outdoor Fireplace

This winter, there’s a number of things to look out for on your property when the temperatures drop. While we don’t exactly expect you to sunbathe on a lawn chair after a snowstorm, you do have to get out there and keep some things in good shape as the season goes on.

One important factor is your fireplace.

Whether it’s following a 3-foot snowfall or a night in the backyard with hot cocoa, this is a part of your outdoor landscape that needs to be taken care of periodically, especially if it’s being used.

Take a look below and see if you can incorporate some of these maintenance practices into your home.


One of the most important parts of your fireplace is the wood that keeps it burning and ultimately keeps you comfortable as well. Even if you don’t plan on burning them during the winter, storing them is key. Because snow and ice is ultimately moisture, you’re going to need to keep that away from them. Covering wood with a tarp, or building a small shed for it is a great way to get it out of the elements for when you actually want to use it without issue.

Soot and Dust

After burning a fire for a few hours, you’re left with remnants from the days before to clean up. Seeing as these won’t go anywhere, it’s important to dispose of them properly. With a shop vac, you can suck up all of the cold ashes and debris to remove ashes. From here, you’ll be able to properly dispose of them in a safe way, that abide by any city regulations that might be in place.


In terms of your accessories, these should also be cared for, as the elements and repeated use could damage them. Brushes should be cleaned, as well as shovels cleaned from debris. To style your home effectively, make sure that these are being kept out of the elements or are being cleaned repeatedly. Choosing them so that they fit the script of your outdoor theme is important.

Ambrosio Landscape Solutions has dealt with a number of homes and properties in the New Canaan and Westport areas. Whether you need a custom fixture built, or you’re just looking for help with maintaining the property, we’re here to help! Give us a call at  203-762-5167! For more tips and tricks, like us on Facebook!

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