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For the center

Published 12:00 am, Tuesday, January 9, 2018 in the New Milford Spectrum YardApes in New Milford recently presented the Pratt Nature Center in town a check for $10,000. Funds were raised at YardApes’ 12th annual Quad-Am Golf Classic held at Bulls Bridge Golf Club in South Kent. Above, Shayne Newman, founder and host of the classic, […]


Every beautiful space begins with your vision. The process is intended to be as simple as possible for our clients, and starts with an email or phone call. At the initial consultation, we will run over goals, considerations, and get as much on paper as possible. The initial consultation generally lasts three hours. Additional sessions may [...]

Soil pH and Liming Lawns

My father-in-law is an old-school kind of guy. In spite my best efforts to resuscitate his lawn each year, he goes rogue. He’s a classic “weed & feed.” On our first 50-degree day a few weeks back, he asked me if he could get to seeding. And fertilizing. And liming. It’s spring; the warm weather […]

When to prune the trees?

By Scott Williams on March 17, 2015. Clients are always asking me when they should prune their trees and shrubs and cut down their ornamental grasses. For spring blooming shrubs most often you should prune right after they flower. On the other hand, for most trees, summer blooming shrubs and ornamental grasses the time to […]

Estate & Garden Maintenance

Estate & Garden Maintenance We offer weekly services as well as seasonal services  to keep appearances up.  You needn't worry about the management of several vendors,  YardApes will manage all the service needs of your property. We visit your property weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending upon need. Perennial garden maintenance Ornamental plant bed edging Annual and container plantings [...]

Lawn Mowing

We inspect new client properties to determine the following: Property size Identify possible obstructions Type of grass Levels of shade We then suggest an appropriate mowing schedule.  We recommend leaving lawn clippings to help feed the lawn, but in the event of clumping or excessive clippings, we include bagging and removal. Additional Lawn Mowing services […]

Ornamental Gardens

It isn’t that I don’t like sweet disorder, but it has to be judiciously arranged.-Vita Sackville-West DESIGN/Ornamental Gardens All art is subjective. Garden style—be it looser and less controlled, or geometric, linear and pruned—is a matter of preference. And for many, a matter of […]

Artful Exteriors

Artful Exteriors, a program for clients in need of a collaborative, on-going creative experience, supports and sustains the evolving outdoor living space. Landscapes are built over time. We offer designs that are as flexible as they are fluid. Our designs respond to a property’s characteristics, and to a life-style’s demands in the most aesthetically pleasing and […]

Outdoor Lighting

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.-Vincent Van Gogh DESIGN/Nightscapes Outdoor spaces, when lighted properly, are transformed at night. Even a small amount of lighting changes an outdoor space in a really dynamic way—especially when […]


The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.-Henry David Thoreau Design/Stone Walls

Seasonal Services

  Snow Plowing  Exclusively for our Services clients. Includes driveways, pathway, walkways, ice control (with treated salts). Typically we set up a schedule based on the client needs.  Often it is based on plowing when snow fall exceeds one inch, two inches, or four inches. Integrated Tick Management (ITM) A comprehensive program employing environmental and personal protection [...]


Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone.-Jean Luis Borges DESIGN/Patios Patios make up a large part of your home’s curb appeal…your patio is the entrance to your home and can make […]

Outdoor Kitchens

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.-Oscar Wilde The “before” and “after” of this outdoor kitchen appear in Consumer Reports’ May 2013 article, “Reduce the size of your lawn–and your yard work.” For the full article and project photos, click […]

Paths & Walkways

Stone or paver walkways can add elegance to any yard, are great near entrances and driveways or to reach far off places like a pond in the corner of the yard. Custom walkways can create an adventurous, winding maze of a garden path, or just be a simple route from the basement cellar to the side door.


Ambience of camping, mood in yard, focal point, anchor in space, extend short New England summers, even in summer months when temperatures rarely go below 60 degrees, a more subtle way of lighting exterior spaces, constant movement, constant change has relaxing effect, ambient beautiful light, maximize outdoor space, for every fiery association–summer camp cookouts, primitive life, even danger of fire…circular, social, build a party around it. destination for entertaining, permanent seating, area more comfortable as seasons change.

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