Q & A with the Editor

Well, hello ~ glad you are here. We have had a couple questions that fall into the either/or category.

Question #1 What do you like for walkway finishes? Concrete or pavers?

Personally, I like the look of pavers. They add a nice texture and character to the yard. Your yard will look more finished with pavers. And, I really prefer a tumbled paver ~ they look a little aged and not fresh and new. I also prefer the lighter tan colors, they seem natural to me. The darker or red/pinks just don’t appeal to me the same. But go with the tones that blend with your house.

As far as pricing goes, concrete and pavers are relatively the same (at least in the Phoenix market). Keep in mind pavers can be made from concrete or natural stone. The natural stone option, in most cases, costs a bit more.

Please share a photo of you walkway. We would love to see how it turns out!

Question #2 Should we go with a gas or log fire pit?

We have a full article on fire pits, here, for more information. But to answer this question ~ do you have gas to your property? That might seem like a strange question, but in Arizona not all homes have gas, some are all electric. If you have an all electric home, you can purchase a fire pit with a gas tank. It would be similar to a gas grill and you would need to refill the tank when it runs out.

Personally, I prefer a gas fire pit. While the natural flame of logs is nice, I don’t like the smoke that comes off it. In my area, we have ‘No Burn Days’ to keep our air pollution to a minimum. Gas fire pits can still be used, just like a gas fire place in the house and a gas grill to cook. Also, with gas you can turn it on and off. You don’t have to plan for a fire by making sure you have logs. You don’t have to wait for the logs to burn out before walking away from it. Basically, gas is just more convenient.

If you have any other questions, let me know. Have a great weekend, gang! Don’t forget to follow us on our social media channels, linked below.