Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Spring ephemerals pushed through the late season snow, undaunted and assured, compelled by its very nature despite the tenuous environment.

We too are facing a world of uncertainty amid the COVID-19 pandemic as tensions run high, and emotions remain fragile as we attempt to navigate unchartered waters.  Many of us, due to social distancing and “stay-at-home” orders, find ourselves feeling isolated, overwhelmed, and stressed.

Landscaped spaces (also known as green spaces) have proven to be good for our overall health, happiness, and intellect.  They can lift our spirits, ease our anxieties, aid in healing, decrease disease, and increase our cognitive functions.

It has long been known that access to green spaces, be it a public park, forest preserve, or your own yard, can reduce stress and improve overall mental health.  More recently, it has been discovered that green spaces can play a role in overall health by lowering the incidence of many prevalent diseases, like heart disease, diabetes, and asthma.

Additionally, children have experienced increase memory and attention spans when being exposed to green spaces while reducing ADHD and hyperactivity.  This is true of adults too.  People concentrate better when being around plants, either at home or work.

Green spaces have the ability to decrease stress and boost the healing process.  Some physicians have even begun to prescribe “outdoor time” for their patients.

Nature, although powerful and mysterious, and at times reckless and unpredictable, extends a gentle, healing hand and comforting embrace that we should accept whole heartedly into our lives and yards.  Landscaped spaces, in a word, are good for our mind, body and soul.

Reach out to Sweeney’s today!  Let us help you develop and maintain your healing, healthful landscape.  After all, you deserve it!

Plant of the Week

Happy Face® White Potentilla

Deciduous shrub with large, snowy-white flowers that bloom amongst dark green foliage Spring to late-Summer.  Prefers sun, and moist, well-drained soil.  Grows 24-36″ tall and 24-36″ wide.  Drought tolerant.  Deer resistant.  Attracts pollinators.

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul.”

-John Muir

Well wishes,

Kim Sweeney

With clarification from the Governor’s Office, Sweeney’s is open! 

Like you, Sweeney’s Custom Landscaping, Inc. is doing our best to keep everyone in our community healthy. The health and well-being of our customers, employees and vendors is our top priority.

We want to share how we are managing risks and how we are addressing COVID-19 specifically:

* We have instructed our employees to employ proper hand sanitation practices, cough/sneeze into their elbows and maintain a safe distance from others.
* We are asking employees who feel ill or who may be experiencing flu-like symptoms to stay home.
* Our exceptional employees will greet our customers and vendors with a hardy, cheerful greeting and to go without a handshake for the time being.
* We have a plan to help us limit any disruptions in providing services to our customers.

While it is impossible for anyone to predict the spread of the Coronavirus, it does not alter our mission, “Customer Service is Our Primary Service”, here at Sweeney’s Custom Landscaping, Inc.

We are asking all customers to please stay home and/or avoid direct contact with our employees if you have traveled to a COVID-19 hot spot within the past 14 days, if you know that you may have been exposed to the virus, or if you are exhibiting any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19.

Please check our website and social media sites for status updates. You are also welcome to call us with questions at 630-238-8600.