Out of the Weeds

Designing Your Yard as Outdoor Rooms

Designing Your Yard as Outdoor Rooms

Tilly has seen an increase in homeowners desiring more privacy in their yard, constructing vegetable gardens, and including unique play spaces for kids while staying home more during Covid. We’ve also seen homeowner’s wanting to design by creating “Outdoor Rooms,”...

Decoding Lights for Your Home’s Exterior

Decoding Lights for Your Home’s Exterior

Exterior lighting shouldn’t be an afterthought. Purposeful lighting can elevate your landscape and make outdoor spaces more comfortable and functional.  When considering outdoor lighting, the secret is to think of its purpose. Do you need lighting in a corner or...

4 Steps to Take Your Foundation Plantings to the Next Level

4 Steps to Take Your Foundation Plantings to the Next Level

Yards provide endless projects and there’s always room for improvement. Upkeep and addressing curb appeal is sort of like... picking a hairstyle! You have to think about your face shape, what’s on trend, your personal style, texture, and what kind of maintenance you...

Challenging the Industry: Q&A with Outer Furniture

Challenging the Industry: Q&A with Outer Furniture

We love discovering companies that are disrupting the traditional industry model. We especially love those that challenge traditional retailer gimmicks, practice what they preach, and make an awesome product.  Enter, Outer!  It wasn’t just their beautiful...

Backyard Games for All Ages this Summer

Backyard Games for All Ages this Summer

It’s warming up across the country and you’ve realized that every inflatable “pool” in America is sold out… And while that momentarily felt like a great way to entertain your kids, don’t worry - it would have ruined your grass! With many people not sure what their...

Spotlight on a Tilly Designer: Lulu

Spotlight on a Tilly Designer: Lulu

Introducing one of the women behind our magic! We chatted with Tilly designer, Lulu, to hear about what inspires her, garden mistakes that drive her crazy, and how she has room in her apartment for over 20 plants! She also shared some amazing home decor shopping...

How to Shop Nurseries Like a Pro

How to Shop Nurseries Like a Pro

As seasoned landscape architects and designers, it’s easy to take for granted certain “business as usual” facts about our industry.  One of those being that plant substitutions are incredibly common, in fact it’s difficult to complete a professional install...

Interview with Champagne & Chalk: Home Decor & Styling Tips

Interview with Champagne & Chalk: Home Decor & Styling Tips

Tilly recently partnered with Kaylee, the popular lifestyle influencer behind Champagne & Chalk to design her yard in Washington. She is the mom of four adorable young boys so our design team made sure to leave plenty of lawn for them to run and play. They left...

Garden Related Activities During School Shut Downs

Garden Related Activities During School Shut Downs

During this stressful time, the outdoors is a healthy way to lift your spirits. Even a short walk around your neighborhood can boost your energy and attitude. We know many people across the country are adjusting to school shut downs and having their kids home all day...

What’s Next: Installing Your TILLY Plan

What’s Next: Installing Your TILLY Plan

You’ve received your Tilly package and are ready to dig in - cheesy plant pun for the win! Our team has broken down how to evaluate if this is a project you can DIY or if you should source outside help. If you are going to hire help, below are some guildelines on how...

Mulch 101: Everything You Need to Know

Mulch 101: Everything You Need to Know

Clients frequently have questions about mulch so we asked our design team to give us a comprehensive overview on the subject! Read on to learn how mulch helps, where to start, when to do it, and more! Feel free to comment with any questions if there's a topic we don't...

7 Winter Garden & Yard Chores

7 Winter Garden & Yard Chores

Winter may be the quietest season in the garden, but there are some simple chores you can do to help your yard look its best this spring! So, when you’re ready to come out of hibernation, take advantage of any sunny winter days and check off Tilly's 7 winter to-do's....

We Planted A Tree for Every Customer This Holiday Season

We Planted A Tree for Every Customer This Holiday Season

Our team at Tilly loves the holidays, from dressing up our homes to extra family time - and the most rewarding part: giving. This season we spent a lot of time reflecting on how to show our sincere appreciation to our clients, but struggled to do so without negatively...

Meet Aubrey! How Tilly Helped this Blogger Design Her Dream Yard

Meet Aubrey! How Tilly Helped this Blogger Design Her Dream Yard

We’re excited to share a recent project with Aubrey Yandow of The Coastal Confidence, one of our favorite bloggers who explores and reveres all things New England. Aubrey and her boyfriend recently bought a home that they have been renovating (check out their amazing...

Last Minute Fall Landscaping To Do’s

Last Minute Fall Landscaping To Do’s

Fall is in the air and while we’re enjoying curling up on the couch to watch football, it’s also a great time to be outdoors. When it comes to your landscape, fall is a great time to do more than just rake your leaves. Planting in cooler weather allows for good root...

5 Minute Tasks for Your Yard

5 Minute Tasks for Your Yard

Need some quick tips to improve your yard? Our head designer, Blythe Yost, recently did an interview with one of our favorite home sites, Apartment Therapy where she gave some helpful tips to boost your curb appeal when you're short on time! Below is the article...

Tips to Sustainable Gardening

Tips to Sustainable Gardening

What is sustainable gardening? Sustainable gardening is all about using resources in a smart and environmentally conscious way. Doing so means you'll have less waste, use fewer scary chemicals, and overall, gardening will cost less. We put our heads together and have...

Spotlight on a Tilly Designer: Zoe!

Spotlight on a Tilly Designer: Zoe!

We sat down with our fabulous New York-based Tilly landscape designer, Zoe and asked her some questions about herself, her career, what plants she’s growing at home, working with Tilly, and more! Read below and feel free to chime in with any questions. Why did you...

We have found the Tilly process to be most successful on properties less than an acre.

A major part of remote design is understanding a property’s existing conditions and limitations. To do this we generally use the primary structure (usually the house) as the main point of reference. The greater distances are from from the house the less successful we are at understanding your property. No matter what the size of your property, the more information you can provide us, the better. Don’t be shy with the pictures! And please send along any and all architectural or property plan documents you can.

Still have questions? Contact us!