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

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…

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…

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…

Deer… Sweet woodland creatures that remind us of the land’s past life. They are one of only a few larger fauna that we get in North America, making them exciting to spot, especially with kids.  That being said, deer are one of the biggest threats to our native landscapes. Now that we’ve sequestered deer to…

Tilly loves a great fire pit to gather around so when one of our co-founders bought her husband a Solo Stove for Christmas, it was love at first sight.  If you haven’t heard of Solo Stove, check this sleek stainless steel fire pit that thanks to a signature airflow design gives you a smokeless fire.…

Not all patio umbrellas are created equal! Luckily there are a large range of umbrellas out there in different sizes, styles, colors and price points – so many that it can definitely get overwhelming. We chatted with our design team to hear some of their top tips when when shopping for an outdoor umbrella –…

During the pandemic veggie gardens sprung up left and right when people were home more. This year with more time and experience, veggie gardens can be organized more thoughtfully! We love this as an addition to your yard because it’s a great way to get the whole family involved in gardening and get them outdoors. When…

It’s been frigid across the country, but spring will start popping up soon. When it does take advantage of sunny weekend days and check off some important spring chores for your yard and lawn that will help make a huge difference for your summer blooms, lawn and more! See below for more: Prune Shrubs  Like…