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Our Online Landscape Design Process
Build Your Design Profile
Share project details & inspiration. Upload photos & measurements. Get assigned to your designer.
Collaborate with Your Designer
Host a virtual consult in your yard. Align on your project scope. Your design is underway.
Finalize Your Design
Review your landscape design. Request revisions if needed. Approve design and prepare for install.
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Our Portfolio in Austin, Texas
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A multi level backyard landscape design with a dining table and fire pit.
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Popular Amenities in Austin
Here are some of the most commonly requested features for Austin backyards
Austin residents love a beautiful sunny day! Backyard fire pit designs and fire pit nooks are extremely popular to extend the use of the outdoor space. Outdoor fire pit tables have seen a rise in popularity as have modern rectangular fire pits that are easy to gather around.
Being a city that revolves around the outdoors and activities, we find many yard dwellers requesting hot tubs incorporated into their backyard landscape designs. A hot tub is a great addition to a yard and can be used by all members of the family all year round.
Backyard outdoor kitchen spaces are frequently requested to maximize family time outside. From a basic kitchen to a space with all the bells and whistles, Tilly thinks about how to maximize backyard kitchens by placing a pergola or awning overhead to protect from the elements.
Deck or Patio
Our Austin clients are focused on sustainability and want to cut down on grass while creating more outdoor living space through a patio or deck. A deck or patio can make your outdoor space a natural extension of your home, encouraging you to use it more than ever.
Popular Plants in Austin
Your landscape designer will have a deep understanding of what plants work in the Austin area. Tilly encourages homeowner's to focus on native plants that create a sustainable design. Some of our favorite Austin options include:
Texas sacahuista (Nolina texana)
A great accent plant for a native Texas garden. The grass-like form adds a beautiful texture for a spring garden and can continue with structure into the winter months. The cluster of creamy white blooms make this a great option for a pollinator garden.
Red Yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora)
Another Texas native favorite. This member of the grass family has a beautiful arching form with large spikes of bright red blooms. As a great drought tolerant choice, Red Yucca can be used as an accent plant and works equally well planted en masse.
Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis)
This multi-stemmed large shrub / ornamental tree has a beautiful structural form that is a great focal point for a native Texas landscape. A wonderful, low-maintenance addition to both native and pollinator gardens.
Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)
The blue-green foliage of this native ornamental grass transforms into a gorgeous bronze color in the fall to add seasonal interest. Quite drought tolerant once it’s established, Little Bluestem can be used to accent native perennials, as well as grouped together for a dramatic effect.
Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris)
A breathtaking addition to a native Texas garden, this large ornamental grass boasts delicate pink blooms that give a cloud-like effect. A great drought tolerant choice that also benefits a pollinator garden.
Blue Salvia (Salvia farinacea)
A versatile, hard-working perennial for native and drought tolerant gardens. Spikes of deep purple blooms provide food for pollinators and add a beautiful accent to a native perennial border.
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We see a variety of design trends throughout Austin and its various neighborhoods. From southwestern, modern and naturalistic - Austin has diverse landscape styles depending on the homes’ architectural style and owner’s preferences. One design element that never goes out of style is incorporating sustainable landscape design practices into a yard!
Native plants and water conservation are always top of mind for Austin landscape designs. Tilly encourages using only native plants, which help our eco-system by being primed for the existing environment's conditions and being a wildlife refuge for birds, bees, butterflies and other essential insects. Water wise plant selections are also key to a successful landscape design no matter where you are.
Tilly also encourages eco-friendly gardening practices. By this we mean using organic materials, no pesticides, not overmowing your lawn, etc.
We feel strongly that incorporating the above sustainable practices help a yard thrive and flourish and keep maintenance lower.
Tilly has landscape designers across the country. Homeowners are matched with a designer who has residential Austin experience and is familiar with the unique climate Austin offers. Each assigned designer understands what plants and material will work in a specific geographical location. You will have an opportunity to share your goals and show your space during your one-on-one video call with your designer.
Austin is one of Tilly's most popular cities so we have a great network of landscape contractors near you that we can connect you with to install your Tilly design. Tilly will also send you an estimate for your plants when you have finalized your design. If you choose to move forward with Tilly for plant delivery we will then schedule a curbside delivery at a date and time of your choosing.
Tilly has created beautiful yards for homeowner's in:
Westgate, Sun Hill, Bear Creek, Echo Shore, South Austin, Southwest Austin, West Rim, South Fork, Crystal Falls, Johnston, South Lamar, Dripping Springs, Mountain Ridge, Hill Country, Lake Creek, Shoal Creek, Hyde Park, Northwest Hills, Chestnut, Rosedale Great, Scenic Bluff, Easton Park, Lost Creek, Spanish Oaks, Bee Creek, Cherry Creek, Barton Spring, Barton Hills, Hyde Park, Bouldin Creek, and many more!