Most likely you can tell your friend the style of your home, your interior design style and the style of cars you like — but do you know your garden style? As landscape designers we find that many homeowners aren’t sure how to describe their garden style. Tilly groups garden styles into 8 main categories:…

A front yard serves many important functions. We all know the concept of “curb appeal” and want to present our homes in the best way possible toward the street and the world. Whether your goal is to boost resale value, personal enjoyment, provide a welcoming entryway to guests, or simply to impress those passing by,…

At Tilly, we have designed for just about every kind of space. Roof terraces, single-floor ranches in desert climates, lakefront dockside areas; you name it. One request that comes across our desk daily is a design for a small backyard. While lacking in square-footage may seem like a hindrance to some, trust us, we love…

If you have been struggling with the heat this summer, you are NOT alone. Early heat waves have affected huge swaths of the country already and do not seem to be letting up any time soon. As many of us have been finding different ways to beat the heat this season, at Tilly we’ve also…

Here at Tilly we can tell you with absolute confidence that a landscape design is NOT one-size-fits-all. That is why our designers take the time to get to know each client’s style, desires, needs, and constraints during their one-on-one consults. A common hurdle to design can be prioritizing space in your yard. Reimagining a space that…

You’ve taken stock of your yard and decided to invest in updating your existing patio or want to create an entirely new patio or entertaining space. A patio is a backyard, or sometimes front yard, staple that can facilitate parties, games or simply lounging in the sun. Before you embark on the journey of choosing…

A well-executed and maintained yard looks great. It can be picturesque, a fun place to relax or play, or elegantly frame your house. We all know the many benefits of having green space or a garden in or around our homes. But, did you know that there are many benefits to actually doing the gardening…

How can I make my yard more private? It’s a question we get fairly often here at Tilly. You like your neighbors (hopefully), but maybe you just want to feel cozy and alone in your backyard. Or perhaps you’d like to spend more time entertaining in your front yard, but it’s open to the street…

Is your yard lacking buzz? Is your vegetable garden un-bee-lievably disappointing? Do you need to earn your landscaping wings and bring some life to your space? Time to introduce pollinators! Here’s some helpful tips on how to turn your space into a productive pollinator garden — and why that’s important!  Pollinator Gardens According to the…