The warmer months have arrived, meaning it's time to shed your cold weather attire, light up the grill and the bonfire, and invite friends and neighbors over for summer gatherings in the backyard.
But before you can say "c'mon over!" you'll need to make sure your yard or patio is ready for hosting. Having a gathering space that is optimal for entertaining is half the battle, but it doesn't have to be difficult to achieve. Just follow the checklist below, and make sure to consider each element that makes up an enjoyable gathering space.