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How to Read Your Tilly Landscape Plan

How to Read Your Tilly Landscape Plan

Your Tilly design plans have arrived and you’re thrilled! Now is the fun part, looking through the concepts your designer brought to life and envisioning what the future of your yard will hold.  Below we have outlined helpful hints on how to understand your Tilly...

Spotlight on a Tilly Designer: Stephen

Spotlight on a Tilly Designer: Stephen

The Tilly design team is the root of what makes us great (plant pun!). We have a wonderful and talented team that live all across the United States and specialize in different regions. Here we will introduce you to Stephen, a wildly talented landscape architect who...

Your Money: Walkway Options + Their Costs

Your Money: Walkway Options + Their Costs

Do you love your front walkway? Does it reflect your personal style or add character to your house? Or has it been long forgotten and you don’t even notice it anymore. A front walkway can greatly impact your home’s curb appeal and back and side walkways are key for...

Your Money: Outdoor Fire Pit Options + Their Costs

Your Money: Outdoor Fire Pit Options + Their Costs

As the weather turns colder across the country and people are still largely staying at home, our design team has been fielding many questions about how to extend the life of your outdoor space into the chilly temps. A common option that can also be used all year long,...

Q&A with Coulter Lewis of Sunday, Better Care for Your Lawn

Q&A with Coulter Lewis of Sunday, Better Care for Your Lawn

We get asked all the time how to create a lush healthy lawn and fight weeds naturally so when we learned about Sunday, a tailored nutrient plan that helps you grow beautiful grass - we couldn’t wait to hear more! Sunday, like Tilly, is a remote service that uses soil...

Fall Lawn Chores to Tackle Right Now

Fall Lawn Chores to Tackle Right Now

Below are a few yard chores we recommend you tackle now for a better lawn and landscape this spring! Getting ahead of tasks and planning ahead of time will make all the difference.  Grass Upkeep: Fall is a great time to tackle grass work so up the ante on your grass...

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...

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!