Paving the Way: Paving Stones Versus Concrete Slabs

There are a number of steps involved in undergoing the approach for your new and improved patio, walkway, retaining wall, driveway, etc. The process in creating the perfect landscape to last a lifetime of use, presence and memories is crucial. Go over the pros and cons of installing paving stones versus concrete slabs to consider the perfect fit for your home or establishment.

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Winter Landscaping Tips

Have no fear, the winter weather is actually here! Just because the temperature is frozen does not necessarily mean that your yard has to be. Though the cold, snowy weather seems as if it will keep your landscape in hibernation, this is the ideal time to start preparing for the upcoming growing season. Read on for easy tips on keeping your landscape healthy during this winter season. [Read more…]

Post-Jonas Preparations

Did you and your yard survive Storm Jonas? We start building when the snow starts melting! Bring in 2016 by booking your next custom outdoor project with Sweeney Company.

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2016 Landscapes

Sweeney Company Custom Patio & Landscape Designs is now booking for spring of 2016; call today for a free estimate.

It may be hard to think past the long winter, but eventually the snow will have come and gone…don’t get left out in the cold…we start building when the snow starts melting.

Making Your Patio Experience the Ultimate Experience

Outdoor season is never long enough in the Northeast; so it’s important to enjoy every second while it’s here.  Outdoor living spaces such as patios have become the central part of summer entertaining and relaxation.  Here’s a few tips on how to create the ultimate patio experience.

1.  Add container gardens – These will show off your favorite plants as well as add color to your outdoor space.

2.  Create privacy – Adding trees and leafy bushes to the edges of the patio will not only block views but will muffle sound as well; creating the ultimate patio privacy.

3.  Add a water feature – Not only are waterfalls magical and serene; but they attract butterflies and birds.

4.  Add an overhead element – Adding a small tree or a pergola structure will create shade so your patio can be enjoyed even on the sunniest days.

5.  Add the kitchen amenities – Create an entire outdoor kitchen and bar space for the ultimate entertaining and relaxation experience; spend entire evenings outdoors.  Add a grill island, refrigerator, sink, pizza oven and any other indoor conveniences.

6.  Fire Pit –  The fire pit will create warmth and become the central mingling  location during the cooler spring and fall evenings; allowing for a longer outdoor season.

7.  Don’t forget the music – Hook up the audio/video/electrical components to complete the ultimate outdoor experience.

Benefits of Power Washing Your Patio

Patio looking dingy? Walkway dirty? Have grass, weeds or algae growing?  Sounds like it’s time for a spring cleanup!

A Sweeney Company power wash and sealer application can bring back the beauty and rejuvenate your outdoor living space while extending the life of your pavers; it’s the simplest way to protect your investment.

Before you know it Spring will be here and all your entertaining will be back outside; let us help you get ready for those cocktails on the patio or marshmallows at the fire.  Call today to schedule your spring cleanup!



Beautiful Backyard Landscapes

Sweeney Company is an innovative leader within the Capital District’s Patio and Landscape design industry. Specializing in outdoor living since 1992; our work is both guaranteed and warrantied.

Plan now for the spring; visit for some of our 2015 patio and landscape design ideas.


Poolside Pavers

For the next several weeks this blog will be discussing different ideas for landscapinging your poolyard.  This week…Why Pavers?

Why choose concrete interlocking paving stones?  Here’s a few reasons…

Pavers are manufactured to the highest standards to ensure beauty, uniformity, durability and strength.

Concrete paving stones(Pavers) are made to withstand extreme elements such as hot or cold, making them ideal for pools, walkways, driveways and patios!

The texture of pavers provides a non-skid and non-slip surface – wet or dry…very important if you have kids playing around the pool!

Paving stones are all consistent in size, allowing for perfectly straight lines and evenly paved surfaces.

Pavers are thick and durable, giving extra strength for vehicular traffic and they are colored with a variety of imported oxide dyes to reduce fading; which keeps the surface looking as good as new for many years to come.

Hardscapes create the perfect balance between functionality and a beautiful landscape.