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a small fire pit area with gravel in the corner of a backyard with a white privacy fence and large flowering tree

Orland Park, IL

An easy and budget friendly landscape idea is placing a fire pit on crushed stone. Around this fire pit are raised veggie beds and a wood deck off the house.

small backyard landscaping ideas with a stone patio and fire pit area off the back of a house

Burr Ridge, IL

This new two level bluestone patio and backyard are surrounded by Emerald Green Arborvitae, Black Eyed Susan, Catmint, and other colorful plants.

backyard landscaping ideas with colorful flower beds and flowering trees with a stone patio and large grassy area

Northfield, IL

Two Maples flank either side of a new patio and create a great cottage garden style. This classic brick patio is perfect for entertaining in the beautiful Chicago summers.

front yard landscaping ideas with a long driveway surrounded by flowers, shrubs and trees

Northfield, IL

This client wanted colorful curb appeal. A pollinator friendly paradise with creeping phlox and many perennials line this long driveway and achieve that goal.

large backyard landscaping ideas with a picnic bench for dining and a brick walkway

New Lenox, IL

This large backyard was designed around many existing elements with recommendations to transplant existing shrubs and trees for a more budget friendly landscape plan.

farmhouse landscaping ideas for a small front yard with shrubs, grasses and colorful flower beds

New Lenox, IL

This Chicago suburban home has evergreens to give structure to the entry and provide green all year. The front foundation plants are layered and welcoming.

a small backyard with vines on the garage, stepping stones and a small outdoor dining area

Elmhurst, IL

This small backyard design offers tons of color - with Helleborus orientalis, Rhododendron, blue Hibuscus, and Pinky Winky hydrangea! The beautiful varieties of flowers in this backyard against the lawn, patio and deck is perfect!

backyard landscaping ideas with lush plants and shrubs and a window box with flowers on the garage

Elmhurst, IL

Going vertical is a great way to add greenery to a small backyard. Details like this help a yard stand out and give personality to the space in a creative way.

backyard landscaping around a patio with a lounge area and fire pit area. A vertical wood fence lines the property

Glencoe, IL

This yard is complete with a large patio with a grill, fire pit and outdoor lounge. New trees and additional privacy features were added to this backyard landscape design.

farmhouse front yard landscaping ideas with a long pathway to the front door

Glenn Ellyn, IL

This eclectic classic style is achieved through perennials such as Salvia, Lily Turf, and Allium and evergreens such as Compact Inkberry, Emerald Green Arborvitae, and Cherry Laurel.

a large backyard swimming pool with flower beds around a stone patio

Effingham, IL

A beautiful in ground pool, lounge chairs, built in fire place, outdoor kitchen, outdoor bar area and much more make this backyard the perfect, relaxing oasis.

backyard landscaping ideas with stone pavers and an outdoor bar for entertaining guests

Naperville, IL

This backyard entertaining area is extended with concrete pavers set into the grass. This home has a grill, backyard bar, dining area, and a sports court on the side!

front yard landscaping ideas for curb appeal, simple walkway, bushes and flower beds with colorful flowers

Wheaton, IL

The new remodeled curved flagstone walkway adds shape and movement to the front curb appeal. The design includes evergreens, shrubs, annuals and perennials for year round interest.

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To start our process you’ll fill out a questionnaire about your property that helps our design team understand your goals, needs and existing landscape. You can add 3d renders, lighting plans or side yards to your design package. You’ll then meet with your designer on a video call, show them your space and discuss your priorities. Tilly also offers individual DIY projects, including a DIY Garden Bed if you aren’t ready to tackle your entire yard.

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Check out some of our style posts, whether you are tropical, modern, Southwestern, cottage or English!

Love DIY? Check out some of our favorite DIY articles on landscaping around your fire pit or our favorite backyard projects!

Curious about garden care? Learn more about mulching, edging, using gravel, deadheading, annuals vs. perennials, invasive plants, Certified Wildlife Habitats, or designing when you have a dog.

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