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…

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…

With his three kids grown, Will Kernahan recently relocated to an apartment in downtown Chicago just steps away from the Lincoln Park Zoo. He took an interest in his new building’s courtyard, which had been somewhat neglected and lacked year round interest. Will decided to spearhead renovations for his building with the understanding that the…

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…

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. Pollinator Gardens According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service,…

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…

There’s been a renewed focus on backyard designs that entertain well. Gone are the landscape trends that are pretty to look at but don’t serve a purpose and maximize space. As a design company, we love this! Ensuring the flow of a yard is right for it’s owner is key to a successful design. Just…