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Looking for a beautiful fire pit or outdoor fireplace in Bergen County?

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Firepits in stone or pavers will enable you and your guest to relax around a fire

Onorato Landscaping, located in Bergen County, can help your fire pit or outdoor fireplace dreams come true.   You may want a round fire pit made of pavers or you may prefer a rectangle crafted in stone.  Perhaps you’ve had your eye on a free-standing structure; maybe you envision a fire pit built into your new retaining wall.  It all starts by meeting with Marc Onorato.  He has an uncanny ability to help people clarify their ideas, and developing a design that brings the ideas to life.  And to the delight of his long list of customers, he does all of this on time and on budget.  It all starts with your ideas and a meeting with Marc.

How to plan your fire pit or outdoor fireplace
Onorato Landscaping serves all of Bergen County

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Onorato can help you dsign and build a stunning outdoor fireplace



It doesn’t matter if you are in Mahwah, Alpine, Englewood Cliffs, Rutherford or Paramus; Onorato Landscaping is dedicated to exceeding your expectations at every step of your fire pit or outdoor fireplace project.   There are a few considerations that must be taken into account before building can begin.  The first consideration will be the location of your fire pit.  It needs to be at least 15 feet away from the house.  An outdoor fireplace with a chimney can be built into a pool house or can be free standing.

Second: your design wish list.  Think shape, materials and such things as seating, tables, lighting, etc.  Remember that a beautiful fire draws people in; it will likely become the centerpiece of your property.     Do you want a round or rectangular fire pit?  Or do you want a fireplace? What materials do you want to use?  The materials you choose should blend and enhance any existing hardscaping.  Do you want to use pavers, stone, brick, cement, stucco?  Are you planning on cooking on the fire pit or fireplace, or will its primary use be decorative?  How big do you think your fire pit or fireplace should be?  You want to make sure that it is appropriate to the size of your patio or backyard.  The fire pit or fireplace should enhance the overall look and feel of the backyard landscaping, not overpower it.  Don’t forget to include an area for firewood or propane canisters!   If you do opt for a fireplace, remember that the chimney needs to be at least two feet higher than the adjacent building, per the fire code.  If you are not sure or have questions about any of the options, call Marc at 201-941-1623 to discuss the project.  As mentioned, he is skilled at helping you turn your thoughts into actual substance.

Third: what is your budget?  Is the project solely a fire pit or fireplace, or is it going to be part of a backyard landscape design?  If budget is a concern, please remember that Marc Onorato is skilled in developing projects to be implemented in multi-season phases to accommodate your budget.

Fourth: let Onorato Landscaping handle all of the permits and regulations.  Codes vary from town to town.  With some fire pits and fireplaces, you will need a permit.  Marc’s team can handle it all—your project will run smoothly and headache-free.  In all cases, Marc Onorato will ensure that your fire pit or fireplace is compliant with all regulations and has the proper permits, if required.

Nine tips on fire pit and outdoor safety for Bergen homeowners

Fire pits and outdoor fireplaces have been gaining in popularity in recent years.  With the increase of their attractiveness comes an increase in the need to be aware of how to operate them safely.  After all, you and your guests want to enjoy the experience while minimizing the risk of injury or fire.     For more information, on fire pit and outdoor fireplace safety, we recommend a visit to

The website, Ready WV, gives some excellent tips on fire pit and outdoor fireplace safety.

  1. Keep away from flammable material and fluids such as gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene, and charcoal lighter fluid or vehicles while in use.
  2. Do not use flammable fluids such as gasoline, alcohol, diesel fuel, kerosene, and charcoal lighter fluid to light or relight fires.
  3. Exercise the same precautions you would with an open fire.
  4. Do not allow children to use the fire pit. Keep children and pets away.
  5. Do not wear loose-fitting or flammable or loose-fitting clothing such as nylon.
  6. Do not burn trash, leaves, paper, cardboard, or plywood. Avoid using soft wood such as pine or cedar that will likely pop and throw sparks. Use of seasoned hardwood is suggested.
  7. Before starting the fire, make sure that the lid will still close to extinguish the fire in case of emergency. Do not overload.
  8. Before you light the fire, check the wind direction.
  9. Keep a fire extinguisher or garden hose nearby.

Why Onorato landscaping is considered Bergen’s value leader in fire pits and outdoor fireplaces

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Firepits are a great way for guest to relax and talk after at Bergen County’s many hotels and conference centers

Marc Onorato, the founder and President of Onorato Landscaping, knows that most people in Bergen County who are considering a fire pit or outdoor fireplace want it to give their home a relaxed elegance. Onorato only uses high-quality components and never cuts corners.  Their service is delivered at the highest levels, in a friendly manner, and at fair rates.  In some cases, Onorato will suggest adding tasteful landscaping and hardscaping to enhance your fire pit or fireplace.  Marc is dedicated to constant improvement, attending continuing education courses during the winter months.  He is committed to continually improving the level of the skills he delivers to the homeowners and businesses of Bergen County. Onorato can work with any size budget to help you beautify your backyard or patio.  Marc’s commitment to being the value leader in fire pits and outdoor fireplaces is unshakable!   If you are looking for personalized service, an elegant fire pit or outdoor fireplace to bring out the best in your backyard—contact Onorato Landscaping.  Call Marc at 201-941-1623 and let Onorato give your home “Bergen County fire pit or outdoor fireplace bragging rights!”

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