Out of the Weeds

A blog by Tilly

Jeanette and her family came to Tilly to maximize their backyard space. They wanted something for everyone to enjoy- a playspace for kids, in-ground trampoline, meditation pavilion, vegetable gardens, and room to entertain friends. Tying all these features into their blank space was an overwhelming task and that’s when they turned to Tilly. Their Tilly…

Understanding your garden style is a critical piece of the puzzle when creating a successful backyard or front yard landscape design plan. Modern landscape design focuses on the principles of classic geometry and straight lines. It generally incorporates a smaller color palette for plant material and a more neutral palette for hardscape. Clean edges, balance…

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…

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…

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…

Landscaping and home exterior façades go hand-in-hand — they’re the two key elements in giving your home knockout curb appeal. That’s why we’re partnering with brick&batten, home exterior design experts, to provide us with this list of the top home exterior design trends for 2021. brick&batten is a virtual exterior design company that uses a…

Your landscape is an investment that is ever changing and requires continued maintenance to keep it healthy and looking its best. Tilly’s garden coaching service is an opportunity to connect with a landscape design expert to access custom landscape advice for your specific space.  Garden Coaching Backstory…  The launch of this service was a natural…

Chelsea and her husband live outside Chicago and had wanted to update their backyard for years, but were overwhelmed at the lengthy and expensive process. Then Covid hit and they discovered the simplicity of Tilly and decided to go for it! Read more from Chelsea about embarking on their backyard project to create an outdoor…