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 [...]

Day of Service 2015

YardApes Day of Service 2015:   Four local nonprofits and one area homeowner benefited from YardApes’ need-based initiative. Our mission: “demonstrating goodwill and environmental stewardship in revitalizing the places where people live, work, and play.” Pratt Nature Center  The 201-acre wildlife preserve and environmental education center had entrance gardens in need of pruning, cleanup and mulching. An area overgrown […]

PLANET Day of Service 2014 spurs 90 project completions

Type #PLANETDOS into your Facebook or Twitter search bar and you’ll see evidence the Green Industry was busy on Earth Day, April 22. Off screen, the evidence was in the form of around 90 projects completed in 24 states at an estimated value of $400,000 as part of the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) Day of Service 2014. An initiative that encourages landscape […]

Day of Service 2014

PLANET Day of Service 2014:   A six-site, community-wide outreach effort.   Three local nonprofits and three area homeowners benefitted from YardApes' need-based initiative. Our mission: “demonstrating goodwill and environmental stewardship in revitalizing the places where people live, work, and play.”  Bulls Field/New Milford football & cheer Installation of new patio for concession area, clearing of low-lying tree limbs and brush [...]

YardApes to Enhance Green Spaces of Abbey at Regina Laudis as PLANET Day of Service Project

Posted: Monday, April 16, 2012 12:00 am NEW MILFORD — The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), a national lawn and landscape association, is sponsoring a nationwide Day of Service on Friday, April 20. Members of PLANET are organizing volunteer lawn and landscape projects in communities across the country, including New Milford and Bethlehem. Read more   

GreenCare for Troops

GreenCare for Troops GreenCare for Troops is a nationwide outreach program coordinated by Project EverGreen that connects local green industry professionals with men and women serving our country in the armed forces away from home. GreenCare is in the process of helping hundreds of volunteers provide free lawn and landscape services for thousands of military families nationwide. #fourk1{text-align:center}#fourk1 [...]

PLANET Day of Service 2012

We were thrilled to read this letter of thanks from the executive director of the Children’s Center in New Milford.  We are heartened and deeply gratified when our outreach efforts make a difference.  Read the original post on the New Milford Spectrum.   Dear YardApes Landscaping Day of Service team, it has been two weeks [...]

Many thanks to our Day of Service Volunteers

YardApes would like to extend its thanks to the 2011 volunteers who made the third annual PLANET (Professional Landcare Network) Day of Service a success…Read More YardApes Landscaping staffers Ramiro Parra, left, and Angel Guaman lay down a new path near the estate house at Harrybrooke Park in New Milford as part of the landscapers’ volunteer […]

YardApes, Inc. Receives Award–Lawn & Landscape

NEW MILFORD, Conn. –YardApes received the best large business award from the Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce at the chamber’s Crystal Winter Gala. Each year, the award is given to a business that provides outstanding service to both the chamber and the community. “I started out with a lawnmower and a truck,” said Shayne Newman, […]

When “thank you” isn’t enough…

YardApes would like to extend its thanks to the 2011 volunteers who made the third annual PLANET (Professional Landcare Network) Day of Service a success. Thank you to YardApes employees Roberto Angulo, Bruce Brown, Jennifer Burks, Angel Guaman, Raul Guaman, Alfredo Hernandez, Florentino Hernandez, Rosa Hernandez, Greg Kaiser, Manuel Labanda, Chris Lewis, Greg Malmberg, Ramiro […]

PLANET Day of Service 2010

A Place to Play From the New Milford Spectrum New Milford children have a new place to play --the Creative Playground on Pickett District Road. The old playground was razed and a new one was put up last fall. In recognition of Earth Day last month, YardApes Landscaping recently paid a visit to the site to [...]

Day of Service 2013: Five nonprofits and one homeowner receive landscaping from volunteer actions

Day of Service 2013: Five nonprofits and one homeowner receive landscaping from volunteer actions In celebration of Earth Day 2013, YardApes donated materials and mobilized 35 volunteers for an incredible six-site community outreach effort on April 22nd. For the past three years, YardApes has held a contest to find local property owners who demonstrated a […]

Project Update: Labyrinth Healing Garden at Sarah Noble Intermediate School, New Milford CT

As part of a nationwide “Day of Service” initiated by national Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) Lawn and Landscape Association, YardApes selected Sarah Noble Intermediate School in New Milford CT to transform the school’s courtyard into a healing garden and outdoor classroom.  A labyrinth was chosen as the center of the outdoor classroom not simply for the […]

Healing Garden with Labyrinth and Outdoor Classroom Proposed for Sarah Noble Intermediate School, New Milford CT

Allison Buckley nominated Sarah Noble Intermediate School, where daughter Claire attends fourth grade, for YardApes’ Day of Service green-space revitalization contest. We’re grateful Allison brought to our attention the needs of the students and their courtyard space. Since January, Allison — who is currently earning a Master Gardener certification through UCONN — has been working with Sarah Noble’s […]

CT LANDSCAPE FIRM TO HOST GOLF TOURNAMENT FOR LOCAL NONPROFIT

NEW MILFORD, CT. August 14, 2011 – YardApes, Inc. will host the Quad-Am Golf Classic on Monday, October 3, 2011 at Bulls Bridge Golf Course in South Kent, CT. Proceeds from the tournament benefit The YardApes Charity Fund; since its inception, the fund has raised $35,000 for local nonprofits. Literacy Volunteers on the Green (LVG) will receive all […]

YardApes Rocks Out 2011 Day Of Service

When “thank you” isn’t enough…

YardApes would like to extend its thanks to the 2011 volunteers who made the third annual PLANET (Professional Landcare Network) Day of Service a success. Thank you to YardApes employees Roberto Angulo, Bruce Brown, Jennifer Burks, Angel Guaman, Raul Guaman, Alfredo Hernandez, Florentino Hernandez, Rosa Hernandez, Greg Kaiser, Manuel Labanda, Chris Lewis, Greg Malmberg, Ramiro […]

CT Landscape Firm Supports PLANET’S Day of Service with Local Green-Space Renewal

New Milford, CT. April 10, 2011—This Earth Day, April 22, 2011, YardApes’ team of volunteers will revitalize the green-spaces of two area non-profit organizations and one area homeowner.  “We received great submissions from our area nonprofits and homeowners,” YardApes founder Shayne Newman said in a statement.  “Unlike our nonprofits that are sustained by community outreach and […]

YardApes Landscaping Donates Lawn Care Services to Military Families

New Milford, CT, April 7, 2011– YardApes, Inc. in partnership with Project EverGreen will again participate in “GreenCare for Troops” in the greater New Milford area. Project EverGreen is a nationwide outreach program initiated to connect local area lawn and landscape firms with families of the men and women serving their country in the armed […]

PLANET Day of Service 2009

Helping Hand by Alice Tessier 4/24/2009 Volunteers rolled up their sleeves this week to spruce up the grounds at two area sites well known to the public-Sullivan Farm in New Milford and the public library in Brookfield. They turned out Wednesday-Earth Day-for the projects, under the auspices of the New Milford-based landscaping firm YardApes, Inc. […]

TLC at The Children’s Center in New Milford

Shayne Newman and Giles Vaughan—long-time friends and fellow landscape professionals (YardApes, Inc. and Black Lab Landscaping, respectively) volunteered their time at The Children’s Center. The two-day effort included a playground renovation with new mulch and sod, and installation of a safety mat in the toddler area.  We are really proud of the results. Check out […]

YardApes Raises $8,000 for MVP-SOS

New Milford, CT, October 23, 2009 – YardApes, Inc. founder Shayne Newman presented a check totaling $8,000 at last week’s MVP-SOS fundraising dinner, wine tasting and silent auction. Newman raised funds for the volunteer non-profit organization by sponsoring and organizing the fourth annual Bob Rasor Memorial Golf Classic, held at The Bulls Bridge Golf Course […]