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  • Patio Project Cost | Carmel Indiana

    Did you know a general rule-of-thumb is to spend 10% of your home’s value on your landscaping budget? Well what about patio projects and creating that ultimate outdoor living oasis? What is the average patio project cost? As a trusted Carmel Indiana based outdoor living expert, we are often [...]

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    Summer at the Indiana Design Center

    Indiana Design Center Summer Successes This is how design centers are meant to function. Come along for a look into our summer so far. A group of Ball State University design students just toured the Indiana Design Center (IDC), where our showroom is located, with such awe and inspiration, I was[...]

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    Meet Craig Donlan Landscape Architect

    Carmel’s Surroundings by Natureworks+ Adds Landscape Architect Craig Donlan Carmel-based Surroundings by Natureworks+, a premier Central Indiana landscape architecture and design/build firm with a focus on innovative interior and exterior living spaces, has expanded its core team with the hire of[...]

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    THE 5 THINGS A PERGOLA WILL DO

    Did you know that we build more pergolas for reasons other than shade, than we do for shade? Yep. So…what else does a pergola do? Shade is an obvious reason to bring a pergola into your outdoor living space. Here are 4 more: 1. Sexy Privacy. That’s right, privacy. Imagine a neighboring home [...]

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    Surroundings by Natureworks+ at the Indiana Design Center

    WE’VE MOVED!! Perhaps you’ve heard by now. Our new office is located at the Indiana Design Center, 200 South Rangeline Road, suite 219 in Carmel. If you have never been here before, stop in. Treat yourself to a fun tour. You will be amazed at the facility. It’s elegant, beautiful, packed [...]

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    Low Maintenance Outoor Living, Minimal Upkeep Indoor Trends

    You may know some "high-maintenance" people, but when it comes to our homes, we want low maintenance outdoor spaces and minimal upkeep inside our homes. How to create that space? Let Surroundings by Natureworks show you how! LOW MAINTENANCE  Those certainly are the 2 most repeated words in our [...]

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    3 Things to Make Spring 2016 the Best in Outdoor Living

    Have a case of the winter blues? Dreaming of relaxing in warmth in your own backyard oasis? Us too. We feel like Indiana is teasing us a bit of late. One day it feels like spring is around corner and the next there is freezing rain, sleet and snow. While we all wait for spring to come and stay for [...]

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    The Special Ingredient for Amazing Luxury Outdoor Living

    We are often asked what sets us apart from our competition. I like to think we are being asked because clients sense that there is something special about who we are and how we do business.  We certainly think so. It’s taken several years to pinpoinint exactly what that something special is, [...]

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    The Cabo Emotion and Moving Outdoor Living Spaces

    Fresh from an extended vacation that ended in Cabo, the creative juices are flowing rampant, and I am recalling of the incredible service we experienced at the Cabo resort.  Simply amazing and beyond anything previously experienced. It prompted me to wonder how we make that happen in our [...]

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    El Nino Weather Phenomenon in Indiana

    El Nino is a weather phenomenon that occurs irregularly every two to seven years. Trade winds that usually blow from east to west weaken and sea surface temperatures start rising, setting off a chain of atmospheric impacts and temporarily disrupting weather patterns around the world. The 2015/2016 [...]

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