3D Landscape Design

Luxurious and creative, landscape and outdoor living space design

Inspiring & Creative Outdoor Spaces

Welcome to SunnySide Landscapes, your premier landscape design and build service in Carmel, Indiana, and surrounding areas including Zionsville, Noblesville, Fishers, and Geist. Our expert landscape design team specializes in transforming your outdoor spaces into breathtaking landscapes that reflect your unique style and meet your lifestyle needs.  You'll be amazed with the un-tapped potential of your property when you have our creative expertise and landscaping know-how in your corner!

Before & After

Our team has the expertise to turn your ideas into reality. Let us help you redefine the concept of outdoor living with a new landscape design tailored precisely to your preferences, your lifestyle, and within your budget.

Why Choose SunnySide Landscapes?

3D Design Brings Your Landscape To Life

We understand that picturing your ideal backyard can be challenging. That's why at SunnySide Landscapes, we develop comprehensive 3D landscape designs that bring your vision to life before the build ever begins. Whether it's a luxurious paver patio, a lounge area around your pool, or a new paver pathway and steps for your front entrance, our landscape designs are tailored to your imagination and your budget.

No More Guesswork With Your Landscape

We're committed to ensuring that you never have to live with the regret of inaction or wrong decisions.  When you're working with a professional team like SunnySide Landscapes, we're going to help you make those tough decisions.  With our expert guidance and transparent process you'll know and understand what your landscape is going to cost and you're going to know exactly what it will look like, before shovels ever hit the ground.

Trustworthy Execution Design To Build

At SunnySide Landscapes, we don't just design; we are experienced landscapers that can bring our designs to life. When you choose SunnySide Landscapes what you see and approve in our landscape design is exactly what you get in your yard. Trust us to transform your outdoor space into your own private retreat that you your family, and your friends, will get to enjoy for years to come.

What Our Clients Say...

Based on 12 Reviews
Ashley Nery
Ashley Nery
October 23, 2023
Janvier Irafasha (Sky_Rashid)
Janvier Irafasha (Sky_Rashid)
September 2, 2023

I hired Sunnyside landscapes to 3d design for my backyard, I also had them build my outdoor kitchen with a paver patio. Overall, I am very satisfied with the quality of their work, professionalism and communication.

Terry Anderson
Terry Anderson
July 27, 2023

I wanted pavers and patio in my backyard. They came up with a very nice design, high quality materials and they were laid in very impressive pattern. Definitely not a run of the mill design. They also replaced my mulch with river rock and replaced some plants. I think it looks very impressive. Very responsive in providing the quote and completing rhe work in a timely manner.

Jenna Bergren
Jenna Bergren
July 21, 2023

I have used Sunnyside for a large job (bricking a walkway) and a very small job. They did great both times. I am very happy with the outcome.

Christian Belloso
Christian Belloso
May 18, 2023

Sunnyside Landscapes Always Comes Through! Very Professional And Dependable. I Use Them For Everything When It Comes To My Yard. They Have Planted Trees, Plants, Installed Sod, And Also Take Care Of Mowing Weekly. They Also do My Winter Plow, and Salt My Walkways During Winter Snow. They Did A Fantastic Job On My Custom Fire Pit! I Would For Sure Recommend Their Services, Great Job All Around!!

Mandy Haskett
Mandy Haskett
May 15, 2023

This team did an excellent job removing a 40-yr old rotten wood wall and replacing it with a new stone one. They came to our house proactively and measured while we were still waiting on quotes from other crews. They were communicative and affordable. Really enjoyed working with them and will use them again.

Cristian Madrid
Cristian Madrid
May 14, 2023

I used Sunnyside Landscapes to install a paver patio and outdoor kitchen with a purgula in my back yard. Daruin and his team did an amazing job. I could not be happier with the process and final product. I highly recommend Sunnyside Landscapes.

edgar serrano
edgar serrano
May 14, 2023

Talked to Daruin, I needed sod installed in my backyard. Daruin was very responsive & price was very good to not have it done.

brenda lopez
brenda lopez
April 27, 2023

I found darwin on nextdoor, he was very professional & puntual. We hire him sunnyside landscapes to do our complete landscaping & install an outdoor living in our back yard. Highly recommended

Eric D
Eric D
March 20, 2023

Do great work Darwin is an outstanding individual to work with high recommend hiring

Savier Caballero
Savier Caballero
March 8, 2023

Daruin and his team at Sunnyside Landscapes have been great to work with! Daruin is very professional and knowledgeable. He was very communicating throughout the process. Highly recommend the team at Sunnyside Landscapes.

Yerbbe Hrndndjd
Yerbbe Hrndndjd
March 8, 2023

I used sunnyside Landscapes, to do our falling retaining wall & install sod in our backyard. The work was down flawlessly. The workers are great would be more ideal if they could speak English. The sales person was always there to keep us up to date on everything that was going on. Highly recommend using them.

How We Design Beautiful Landscapes

Designing a landscape that you can enjoy and be proud of is a complex and multi-step process.  Landscape design requires a great deal of thought and care to ensure that the end result will meet your needs and preferences. A well-designed landscape not only adds beauty and value to your property but also enhances your lifestyle and increases the enjoyment you get out of your property.

Design Considerations

Here are the factors that we need to consider when designing your new landscape:

#1.  Lay of the land: The topography of the land, including its slope, elevation, and drainage patterns, can have a significant impact on the design of a landscape. These factors can affect the placement of features such as patios, retaining walls, and water features.

#2.  Size of the area: The size of the area that is being designed will also affect the design. We must consider the amount of available space, and how best to use that space to create a cohesive and functional design.

#3.  Use of plants: Plants are an essential part of any landscape design, and the choice of plants must be carefully considered. We must consider factors such as the growing zone, soil type, sun exposure, and plant growth characteristics. We must also consider your preferences and the purpose of the plants, whether they are for shade, color, privacy, or aesthetic appeal.

#4.  Plant Growth At Maturity: When selecting plants as part of your landscape design, we must consider how they will grow and how big they will be at maturity. Your landscape 2, 3, or even 5 years down the road will change as your plants grow.  This is an important design detail we need to consider to ensure that the plants do not outgrow their designated spaces or become an obstacle for maintenance in the future.

#5.  Hardscaping: Hardscaping, which includes features such as patios, walkways, and retaining walls, can be an integral part of your landscape design. We must consider the function and aesthetics of these features and how they will fit into the overall design.

#6.  Softscaping:  Softscaping is all of the softer, natural elements of your landscape.  This could include lawn areas, garden beds, landscape beds, hedges, shrubs, and trees.  Do you want a landscape that is low maintenance?  Do you want a landscape that reduces watering requirements? Or how about natural habitat for local wildlife?  These are factors we need to consider with your landscape design.

#7:  Budget:  We know not everyone likes to talk about their budget but this is critical to getting a great design.  We can design beautiful outdoor spaces but we don't want to provide you with ideas and concepts that are outside of your price range.  If we know and understand your budget we can ensure the options we provide are going to stay within your range.  We don't want to design a landscape that you cannot afford to build.

Design Elements

Design Elements

At SunnySide Landscapes, we pride ourselves on offering a comprehensive range of design elements to create your ideal landscape. Each element is chosen to enhance the beauty, functionality, and value of your outdoor space. Here's what we can incorporate into our designs:

Hardscaping Elements:

Paver Patios and Driveways: We design and install durable, attractive, and low maintenance paver patios and driveways, available in various materials and styles to complement your home's architecture.

Walkways: Functional and aesthetic walkways that guide movement through your garden and connect different areas of your property.

Pool Decks: Custom-designed pool decks using materials that are both safe (non-slip) and visually appealing, creating a perfect poolside ambiance.

Retaining Walls: Both functional and decorative, our retaining walls prevent soil erosion, manage water runoff, and add an aesthetic appeal to your landscape.

Natural Stone Features: Incorporation of natural stone elements, such as boulders or rock gardens, adding a timeless and organic feel to your landscape.

Softscaping Elements:

Lawn Areas: Creation of lush, green lawn areas that serve as a foundational element in your landscape, providing open space for activities and enhancing overall aesthetics.

Landscape Beds: Thoughtfully designed landscape beds that include a variety of plants, from annuals and perennials to shrubs and small trees, tailored to Connecticut's climate.

Seasonal Flower Plantings: Colorful and vibrant flower plantings that bring life and color to your landscape throughout the different seasons.

Privacy Hedges: Strategically placed hedges that offer privacy and a natural barrier, contributing to a sense of seclusion and tranquility in your outdoor space.

Ornamental Shrubs and Bushes: Carefully selected ornamental shrubs and bushes that add texture, color, and structure to your landscape, enhancing its year-round appeal.

Water Features and Decorative Elements:

Fountains and Waterfalls: Custom-designed water features, such as fountains and waterfalls, that add a peaceful and soothing element to your landscape.

Fire Pits and Fireplaces: Outdoor fire pits and fireplaces that create a cozy gathering space, perfect for entertainment or relaxation.

Gazebos, Pergolas, and Pavilions: Structures such as gazebos, pergolas, and pavilions that provide shaded areas, enhancing the comfort and usability of your outdoor space.

Lighting: Strategic landscape lighting that enhances the beauty of your outdoor space at night, increases safety, and extends the usability of your landscape after dark.

Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Practices:

Native Plant Selection: We prioritize the use of native plants that are adapted to our Indiana environment, requiring less maintenance and providing habitat for local wildlife.

Rain Gardens: Implementation of rain gardens to manage stormwater runoff, reduce erosion, and improve water quality.

Our landscape designs are tailored to reflect your personal style and meet the functional needs of your property. With a focus on quality, sustainability, and aesthetics, we ensure that each element we include enriches your outdoor living experience.

The Design Process

Step #1.  Consultation: We will meet with you on your property to discuss your needs, preferences, and budget.

Step #2.  Site analysis: We will conduct a thorough analysis of the site, including its topography, soil type, drainage, and sun exposure.

Step #3.  Design concept: We will create a preliminary 2D or 3D design concept, including the layout of features and the selection and layout of plants.

Step #4.  Design development: We will refine the design concept, taking into consideration any feedback you have.  We want to make sure you're 100% happy with the design before proceeding.

Step #5.  Final design: We will present you with the final design, including a detailed plant list and hardscape specifications which will include the specific types and styles of materials being used.

Step #6.  Installation: Once the design has been approved by you, we will then schedule and oversee the installation of your new landscape.

SunnySide Landscapes Design Pricing

Our design services are truly next level.  If you want a luxurious, beautiful, landscape it's going to take careful thought, creativity, and planning.  Our designs are masterfully put together by the best of the best.

Smaller Spaces

$1500 - $3000

This would be for a smaller front or backyard with a few hardscape elements such as a patio and pathway and some surrounding garden beds designed.

Construction Cost $20k-$50k+

Medium Spaces

$3000 - $6000

This would be for a medium sized front or backyard along with an outdoor living space, garden beds, seating areas, and a few other minor hardscape or landscape elements.

Construction Cost $50k-$150k+

Large Spaces

$6,000 - $10,000+

This would be for a larger project including an entire backyard, outdoor living space, retaining walls, garden beds, and more.  This is landscape design for a very high-end, luxury home.

Construction Cost $150k-$500k+

Landscape Designs Can Include

The sky is the limit when it comes to landscape design for your outdoor living space.  We can incorporate any or all of the following elements into your new landscape design.

New Lawn Areas
Paver Patio Or Pool Deck
Retaining Walls
Outdoor Kitchens
LED Lighting
In-Ground Pool
Hot Tub Or Spa
Gazebos & Pergolas
Composite Decks
Entertainment Areas
Water Features
Custom Stairs
Garden Beds
Outdoor Firepits
Outdoor Bar
Built-In Seating
Paver Driveways
Privacy Fencing
Dry Creek Beds

These prices are only ball park figures to give you a rough idea as to what you should expect for the cost of a high-end, true-to-life 3D rendered landscape design.  Your particular landscape design project may vary depending on the site, the specific materials chosen, and the overall scope of work.  If you need a firm price please request a consultation so we can view your potential project, listen to your ideas, and determine the actual scope of work required to complete your design.  After our on-site consultation we'll be able to provide you with a firm estimate to design your new landscape the right way.

Questions About Landscape Design?

We've tried to answer some of the most common questions our customers ask about landscape design.

Good question!  A professional 3D Landscape design render of your project might certainly seem expensive.  But when you consider the value of not wasting time and knowing exactly what your landscape looks like before it's built, a good design is priceless.

2D designs are flat, blueprint-style layouts of your landscape plan. They're great for understanding layout and space. 3D designs, however, offer a lifelike visualization of what the final project will look like, including textures, colors, and how the space feels.

Absolutely! We can incorporate existing elements such as trees, structures, or favorite plants into the new design, ensuring a seamless blend of old and new.

In Indiana, sustainable and eco-friendly landscaping trends are gaining popularity. This includes native plant gardens that require less water, natural stone or paver hardscaping, and outdoor living spaces like kitchens and fire pits for year-round enjoyment.

Yes, strategic landscape design can enhance privacy. We use elements like fencing, privacy hedges, and strategically placed trees and shrubs to create a natural barrier while maintaining the aesthetic appeal of your property.

The time to create a landscape design plan varies based on the project's complexity. For most residential projects in Indiana, it can take anywhere from a 7-10 days. This allows us to thoroughly understand your needs and carefully plan each detail.

Absolutely! Your feedback is crucial. After presenting the initial design, we welcome your input and will make revisions to ensure the plan meets your vision. We typically allow for a set number of revisions within the project scope to refine the design to your satisfaction.

Several factors influence material choice: aesthetic preferences, maintenance requirements, durability, and budget. In Indiana, we also consider the local climate and the material's ability to withstand seasonal changes.

In landscape design, flexibility is key. If unexpected challenges arise, such as site constraints or material availability, we communicate these promptly and provide alternative solutions. Our experience allows us to adapt and find creative ways to overcome such challenges.

Request Your Landscape Design Consultation