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If you live in California, Utah, parts of Texas, or almost any state in the western U.S., you’ve probably been thinking about ways to conserve water usage in your yard to make it more sustainable. As much of the country lives under severe drought conditions, local governments are looking for homeowners to be part of…

An awning is a great addition to a home, but as with any home outdoor feature there is a lot to consider when purchasing one. Choices will depend on your climate, neighborhood, style of home, direction your home faces and your goals, among other factors.  The types of awnings vary greatly. They can be fixed…

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…

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…

There aren’t many people that don’t like hydrangeas. I recently sat down with Martha Stewart to talk about unique hydrangeas, article here. I loved thinking about the many variations of these gorgeous blooms so decided to put together a list of my all time favorite hydrangeas! See if you can spot some of these in…

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…

Turfgrass lawns are a landscape staple. They create a lush ground plane from which our homes and plants can emerge. We love them for the look, their softness, the classic nostalgic feel, but many homeowners know it takes a lot of maintenance to keep that grass landscape full and green. Watering, mowing, seeding, spraying can…