2019 Notice of Internal Job Posting

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2018 Champions Through Adversity

(Above) The 2018 YardApes Team wishes you an amazing Holiday Season! Champions Through Adversity 2018, as you may have gathered or heard, was the toughest year in our 28-year tenure. There were a ton of things both outside and within our control that, in retrospect could or should have been done better, or differently. As [...]


Thank You! Thank you for nominating your Connecticut hero to play with us! We will hold the drawing on Friday, August 24th 2018 and contact the three selected members. Donation and sponsorship opportunities are still available! If you are interested in either, please visit the link below. Return to The 13th Annual Quad Am Golf [...]


Thanks to everyone that nominated a Veteran or First Responder to play with us in the 13th Annual Quad Am Golf Classic! At this time all slots in the tournament are spoken for and we cannot accept any more submissions or traditional player entries. We thank our Veterans and First Responders for their service, and [...]

5 Things to do This Fall!

5 Things to Do in your Outdoor Space This Fall Fall is such an amazing time of the year! We love the cool, crisp air, and of course, the foliage. It's also one of the best times to make serious improvements to your lawn and garden. We put together a list of five relatively simple [...]

Welcome Back!

After the most challenging season in 28 years of YardApes history- we finally had the chance to "really" celebrate! Our team is (almost) all here after an unanticipated change in process with the H2B Nonimmigrant Program, which left us short 15 skilled seasonal Crew Leaders and Technicians - at the worst possible time. We won't [...]

It’s Scary, But Leave it Be!

Above: A tomato hornworm infested with braconid wasps. Above: Two tomato hornworms (sans wasp cocoons) consume a tomato bush. Above: The underside of a tomato hornworm infested with braconid wasps. "The Stuff of Nightmares" Is Actually a Very Good Natural Defense System for Your Garden We found some interesting guests on our tomato plants this [...]

Outdoor Kitchen Portfolio

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Outdoor Landscape Lighting Portfolio

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Look for the Helpers

"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers.” You will always find people who are helping." ~ Fred Rogers   The four tornados and “Macroburst” that hit this part of Connecticut were truly terrible storms we won’t soon forget. [...]

YardApes Inc. Becomes 7th Landscape Firm in US to earn Industry Accreditation

"Lucky" #7: YardApes Inc. Becomes 7th Landscape Firm in Nation to Receive Industry Accreditation It’s getting better, but Landscapers, unfortunately still have a less-than stellar reputation when it comes to the trades. Despite the overall trend of the newer generations to forego manual labor, select occupations within the realm are making a comeback. I never [...]

Day of Service 2018:

Day of Service 2018: Thank you for helping others connect to nature!   Volunteers from Day of Service 2018 pose after breakfast at "The Shop"/Headquarters. (Additional photos are below) On April 22nd 2018 (Earth Day) volunteers from the local community, to include YardApe employees, their spouses, and members of BNI Business Bobcats joined forces to give [...]

Day of Service 2018

Day of Service 2018: Pratt Nature Center We'd like to invite everyone that received our ApeMail on the subject to join us this April 22nd at our Headquarters and Pratt Nature Center to provide a combination cleanup and planting bed renovation of their main office. No landscaping experience is necessary, it's more about joining forces [...]

Soil Testing: A Smarter Approach to Lawncare

Take a More Scientific Approach This Spring! We “get” it: Spring is here, and like many homeowners are all incredibly excited to shut Netflix down, put the rock salt away, and start enjoying the outdoors as weather becomes more enjoyable and accessible. To many, Spring and appreciation of the outdoors equals quality time spent at [...]

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Tyler Hansen estate management technician Tyler is no stranger to the outdoors, or hard work! A New Milford native with strong local "roots", he enjoys playing sports, spending time with friends and family, and  makes community service (and sharing the "outdoor experience") his priority. As such, he has volunteered at Pratt Nature Center (a local [...]



Cameron McCulloch mow crew ldr. Mellow, mild-mannered, and lets the quality of his work speak for itself. Is this the description for some sort of lawn superhero? Perhaps, or maybe we are simply describing one of our top team members-Cam! Mr. McCulloch hails from Bridgewater CT and has been making properties beautiful with us for two [...]

Laurie Esposito

Laurie Esposito estate management technician If you happen to see a green-clad whirlwind making its way across the landscape, somehow making everything neater and healthier in it's path, chances are it Laurie! Laurie joined on with us in Spring of 2018 after a long stint with a local Public School System and has a ton [...]

Kim Valzania

Kim Valzania client happiness director  Kim was born and raised in New Milford. She and her husband Mark have two grown, flown, "delightful" children who were also born and raised in New Milford. This part of her story is an absolute yawn fest, so let’s move on. Her work experience is both storied and varied. Fresh [...]

More Than A Check

More Than a Check: Opportunities to Learn (and grow) In Nature This morning I received a text message from a friend and long-term client. While brief, it was dual-purpose, and gave me the chance to reflect on some of the values myself and the majority of our staff members hold dear.  First, he congratulated us [...]

What Are We Thankful For?

Ahh...Thanksgiving. A day to quiet the power equipment, take a day away from our offices (both indoor and the "big outdoor one" i.e, outside under the sun) and reflect. It's been a great year at YardApes, and we wanted to share a few things that some of our Apes are particularly grateful for during the [...]

YardApes 12th Annual Quad Am Raises $10,000 for Local Wildlife Preserve

Leading northwestern CT landscape firm YardApes, Inc. hosted the 12th annual Quad-Am Golf Classic on Tuesday, September 12th 2017 at Bulls Bridge Golf Club in South Kent, CT. All proceeds from the tournament benefited The Pratt Nature Center of New Milford CT. Shayne Newman, (right) founder and host, YardApes’ Quad-Am Golf Classic presents a check [...]

YardApes Earns National Award at Conference in Louisville

I have been going to Louisville for LANDSCAPES (National Association of Landscape Professionals/NALP's annual networking and tradeshow) for several years now. LANDSCAPES isn't just a few dirty guys sharing crazy stories and drinking cheap domestic beer around a fire by any means. This is the no-kidding Superbowl of landscape conventions, an invaluable tool for organizations [...]

13th Annual Quad Am Golf Classic Player Photos

Thank you to all players who made the 13th Annual Quad Am Golf Classic a fun success! 1st Place Chris O’Loughlin Tom Hoefer Jason Ezra Fred Moore 2nd Place Scott Mulhare Kent Mancini Jeff Cole Chris O’Brien 3rd Place Chris Wilbur Don Fossi Dave Visconti The remainder of the team photos are in no particular [...]

12th Annual Quad Am Golf Classic Player Photos

Thank you to all players who made the 12th Annual Quad Am Golf Classic a fun success! 1st Place Chris O’Loughlin Tom Hoefer Jason Ezra Fred Moore 2nd Place Greg Malmberg Mark Verrastro Tom Mott Eugene Head 3rd Place Chris Wilbur Don Fossi Dave Visconti TJ DiBenedetto The remainder of the team photos are in [...]

Victory Measured in Inches

We cut grass slightly higher than some clients are used to, and thought we would take the opportunity during September's first ApeMail to explain the science behind it. This week our Mowing Operations Manager Jason von Reyn (pictured above) answers five questions on cutting height and thatch buildup to alleviate some of the mystery behind lush, [...]

Love Us? Please Leave a Review!

Awesome job? Please let us know! It keeps us motivated to provide the best service possible for the hundreds of clients "touched" every week, and allows our crews to beautify even more amazing properties in the future. If you would like to show us some love, please click here to leave a glowing review on [...]

Internal Job Posting

NOTICE OF INTERNAL JOB POSTING   Grounds/Maintenance Specialist – Temporary, full-time 4/1/2018-12/31/2018. 17 jobs w/ YardApes, Inc., New Milford, CT & job sites in DANBURY, WATERBURY, Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford & Connecticut Nonmetropolitan Area cntys.   Landscape/ maintain grounds of property using hand/power tools/equipment. Workers must be able to perform a variety of tasks w/o close supervsn […]

Account Manager

Account Manager Wanted! We're seeking an experienced multi-tasking whiz with a passion for providing excellent customer service and the outdoors to join our Account Management team! The Account Manager provides a primary point of contact for our clients and assists the operations team in achieving high quality landscape services.   The Account Manager will be responsible [...]

Apes In Washington D.C!

On July 15th 2017, a small caravan of YardApes Inc. fleet vehicles began making its way from the company’s headquarters in New Milford CT to Washington DC. The contingent includes YardApes Inc. founder Shayne Newman, along with employees Greg Kaiser, Isauro Perez, Alfredo Aviles, Richardo Hernandez, Filemon Garza, and Ruben Meza-Villeda, and Maximus Juarez who [...]

Something Different for 2017

Outdoor Living: More than Mulch, Brick Pavers, and a Neat Row of Boxwoods. "Landscaper" and "Landscaping". What do those terms mean to you? For many, "Landscaper" conjures up an image of a weathered, sweaty guy on a zero-turn mower in a t-shirt, cutoff jeans, bouncing from lawn to lawn, or planting flowers in neat little [...]

Alfredo Aviles

Alfredo Aviles estate management crew ldr. Our own "Most Interesting Man in the World" Alfredo also hails from Actopan Hildalgo, Mexico and works for YardApes through the H2B temporary work visa program. He has a wife and two daughters back home and…wait for it—he likes to watch soccer. No matter the task, Alfredo accepts the [...]

Ricardo Hernandez

Ricardo Hernandez estate management crew ldr. Ricardo is a major asset to YardApes, and 2017 marks his fifth season with us. Not only an amazing Estate Management Technician, Ricardo is bi-lingual, fluent in both Spanish and English. As such, he helps us communicate and often serves as translator when needed. Ricardo is part of the [...]

Marisa McLaughlin

Marisa McLaughlin estate management technician Move over gentleman! A serious force to be reckoned with is here...and her name is Marisa! Marisa joined the team in Spring 2017 as an Estate Management Technician. She is the youngest of four siblings and get this: plays D2 Lacrosse at Southern New Hampshire University. No stranger to hard [...]

Mike Mitchell

Mike Mitchell mow crew ldr. A New Preston native, Mike has been with us since March 2015. He has been a Mow Crew Leader, primarily on the difficult Candlewood Lake sector in New Milford and Sherman (seriously though, the man is a beast, carefully wielding equipment through some of the steepest and most difficult lakeside [...]

Thomas Elble

Thomas Elble mow crew technician Tom joined us a few Winters ago, on call helping the plow crews with snow-removal. This Winter he came back on for help during the few significant storms, and worked his tail off. Fueled by Energy Drinks only, his work ethic was noticed and Tom is now full-time. While primarily an [...]

Zachary Furtado

Zachary Furtado mow crew technician Zach started with us in the Spring of 2016 and is a total asset to the team. We were a little worried when his formerly large(ish) yet well-groomed beard met it's demise (perhaps it was a source of power and strength) but he survived his first Winter here, cheerfully keeping driveways, [...]

Francisco Morataya

Francisco Morataya estate mgmt. crew ldr. Don't let the expression in the photo fool you! Francisco is one of the most animated and lively folks to wear the green polo here. An Estate Management Crew Leader by day, and Professional Chef by night, Francisco is a wealth of knowledge and primarily serves our clients in [...]

Jason B. von Reyn

Jason von Reyn mowing operations manager Our Mowing Operations Manager hails from Bridgewater, CT. He recently became Landscape Industry Certified in Turf Maintenance. Not one to rest on his laurels, Jason has attended multiple National Association of Landscape Professionals conferences around the United States. More than just a master of turf and the wellbeing and [...]

Helping The Community That Helps Us

Drink Water and Do Your Stretches! Day of Service - April 22nd, 2017 “Day of Service” is particularly near and dear to our hearts. In 2009, we became Day of Service charter participants, partnering with the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) in a nationwide volunteer outreach. In October 2016 we formally added another day where [...]