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A blog by Tilly

Deadheading is the secret to keeping your flowers blooming and booming all season long. This technique works on annual and perennial flowering plants to push out more flowers for a beautiful and colorful growing season. All it takes is a little knowledge and a pair of garden shears to get the most out of your…

Hey there! We’re Tilly—nice to meet you. We’ve turned the landscape design industry upside down by taking it all online. We design yards across the U.S. and in Canada by connecting you to an actual landscape designer who has expertise in your region. Why is online design so great? Let us tell you more… The…

Tilly partnered with interior designer Megan Molten to update the landscape for her tropical modern home, which she’s dubbed the “Mod Pod” to her many Instagram followers! Like many homeowners, Megan and her husband Hugh have been phasing their design. They started with the front yard and are now working on the backyard. Their pool is being…

Have you been thinking of upgrading your landscaping? If you have, you’ve probably thought a good deal about the plants you want to surround yourself with. Whether you’re dreaming of lush green foliage, feathery ornamental grasses, or bountiful fruit trees, that’s all softscape. Softscaping includes all the living material in your landscaping from a blade…

When you’re selecting plants for your landscaping—particularly flowering plants—one of the first things you’ll see on the nursery label is “annual” or “perennial.” In the simplest terms, these words tell you how long you can expect your new plant to live, whether that’s a single season or they’re in it for the long haul—but there’s…

When Chicagoland blogger, Nicole Regan of Cedars & Rush embarked on updating her backyard landscape, she didn’t realize the importance of having a landscape design plan. While she’s the ultimate pro at creating a breathtaking tablescape, hosting a fabulous cocktail party, organizing a home, and so much more… Like many of us, landscape design was…

We tapped the exterior design team at brick&batten to get their thoughts on what’s on-trend for home exteriors this year. Brick&batten is a virtual exterior design company that uses a photo (or blueprint!) of your home to design a fresh new look and create a rendering of your home’s potential curb appeal. They also provide…

As landscapers, we talk a lot about front yards and backyards—but what about side yards? Many people overlook the areas on either side of their house and think of them as nothing more than a pathway from the front yard to the backyard, but we believe they have much more potential. Whether you have open…