Mark Where the Firepit Will Go
With radius dimensions in mind, find the center point of the radius and mark with paint, chalk or flour. The easiest way to mark the dimensions for the pit, benches and the garden area is to work outward from the center point of the firepit using a stake and a string marked with measurements for each of the concentric circles required. Remove sod, if necessary, and apply a preemergent herbicide to keep grass from growing back. Mark concentric circle areas for pit, benches and garden with paint, chalk or flour. Soil can be removed in advance to save time.