YardApes Landscaping donates to State of the Art Greenhouse at Naugatuck Valley Community College

Published in the Hartford Courant iTowns, October 14, 2009 Submitted by Naugatuck Valley Community College An open house for the public to tour the horticulture program’s brand new greenhouse at Naugatuck Valley Community College, part of the recently completed Technology Hall, will take place on Friday, October 16 starting at 5p.m. The horticulture program is […]

How can we live in ‘harmony’ with deer?

Published in the Danbury News Times, September 23, 2009 By Shayne Newman contributing Writer Ahab had his white whale, I have my deer—any and all deer. They were here first, my wife likes to say, their natural habitat shrinking with each new housing development. While that may be true, I don’t need them eating me […]

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. Shayne Newman, […]

Take precautions; watch out for ticks this season

Published in the Danbury News Times, April 22, 2009 By Shayne Newman contributing Writer I am a numbers guy. I have a degree in finance and spend the better part of my day poring over spreadsheets, budgets and the bottom line. My wife affectionately — or not so affectionately — calls me “Rain-man” as I […]

Whistle While You Work

Whistle While You Work FEATURES – BUSINESS MANAGEMENT A Connecticut landscape firm’s specialty isn’t just perfectly manicured lawns – it’s keeping employees happy. LINDSEY GETZ | June 11, 2009 Shayne Newman, founder and president of Yard Apes, knows a healthy worker is a happy worker. And of course everyone knows a happy worker makes a good employee. […]

YardApes Presented With Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards

Hartford, CT, December 2, 2008 — YardApes, Inc., the New Milford area landscape company, is a recipient of the Connecticut Psychological Association’s 2008 Psychologically Healthy Work Place Awards. The Connecticut affiliate of the American Psychological Association honored YardApes, Inc. with two of its five 2008 Psychologically Healthy Work Place Awards: Employee Growth and Development and Employee Recognition at […]

YardApes Announces Certified Landscape Technicians

November 5, 2008. Shayne Newman, CLP, CLT, president and CEO of YardApes, Inc., has announced that three YardApes staff members have passed the Certified Landscape Technician Exterior exam provided by The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) of Herndon, VA. Sean Kaiser, Juan Manuel Hernandez, and Isauro Vargas Perez, all residents of New Milford, have all become CLT’s (Certified Landscape Technicians), […]

Bob Rasor Memorial Golf Classic Raises $6,500 to Donate to MVP-SOS Charity

October 4, 2008 – On October 4th, Shayne Newman, CLP, CLT, president and CEO of YardApes, Inc., presented a check totaling $6,500 to the MVP-SOS Foundation at their fifth annual fundraising dinner, wine tasting and silent auction. YardApes, Inc. raised the funds for the charitable organization by sponsoring and organizing the second annual Bob Rasor Memorial […]

YardApes Featured on Fox News

YardApes, northwestern Connecticut’s leading provider of residential and commercial landscaping services, was recently featured in Fox 61 News for its participation in the “GreenCare for Troops” program in the 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 […]

YardApes Participates In ‘Greencare For Troops’ To Help Local Military Families

March 24, 2008 – Shayne Newman, CLP, CLT, president and CEO of YardApes, Inc., in New Milford, northwestern Connecticut’s leading provider of residential and commercial landscaping services, announced that his company will participate in “GreenCare for Troops” in the New Milford area. Project EverGreen is a nationwide outreach program initiated to connect local area lawn and […]

YardApes’ Owner Joins Nursery & Landscape Association Committee

New Milford, CT March 19, 2008. Shayne Newman, CLP, CLT, president and CEO of YardApes, Inc., in New Milford, Northwestern Connecticut’s leading provider of residential and commercial landscaping services, has become a member of the Landscaping Committee of CNLA – Connecticut Nursery & Landscape Association. CNLA is a trade association of owners of nurseries, garden centers, […]

Local Landscape Company donates $7,000 to MVP-SOS Charity

September 24, 2007. The first annual Bob Rasor Memorial Golf Classic-previously the Quad-Am Golf Classic-sponsored by YardApes, Inc. was held on August 13th at The Club at River Oaks in Sherman, Connecticut. Run entirely by volunteers, the tournament raised $7,000 primarily through sponsorships and donations from local businesses and residents. With 108 golfers in attendance, raffle […]

YardApes hosts golf tournament benefit

June 26, 2007. YardApes Inc. will host The Bob Rasor Memorial Golf Classic benefiting MVP-SOS, a non-profit organization supporting New Milford’s youth in academic and athletic programs. The Golf Classic will again be held at the Club at River Oaks in Sherman, CT. on Monday July 23rd 2007. The day’s schedule is as follows: 11:00a.m. Registration, […]

YardApes supports local military families through Project EverGreen

April 9, 2007. YardApes,  Inc. is participating in “GreenCare for Troops in the New Milford area. “GreenCare for Troops” is a nationwide outreach program initiated by Project EverGreen that connects participating local lawn and landscape firms with families of the men and women away from home serving our country in the armed forces. In announcing the […]

Local Landscape Company featured on cover of National Magazine

January 10, 2007. YardApes, Inc. of New Milford, CT was recently featured on the Cover of Lawn & Landscape Magazine. For more than 25 years Lawn & Landscape has been the industry’s most relied upon publication. With around 74,000 subscribers, it’s the industry’s most widely read magazine. Professionals turn to Lawn & Landscape in print and online for industry and […]

PLANET ANNOUNCES GRADUATE OF OSHA 10-HOUR COURSE

HERNDON, Va., January 2, 2007 –– The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) announced today that Greg Malmberg of YardApes, Inc. in New Milford, passed the OSHA 10-hour Course given at PLANET’s 2006 Green Industry Conference (GIC). The OSHA course, sponsored by CNA and hosted by Gary Clevenger, CSP, CRIS, STS, covered general health and training safety for professionals who work on lawn […]

PLANET ANNOUNCES NEWLY CERTIFIED EXTERIOR LANDSCAPE TECHNICIAN

HERNDON, Va., November 30, 2006 — The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) announced today that Roberto Angulo, CLT, ofYardApes, Inc. in New Milford, CT, passed the Certified Landscape Technician (Exterior) exam.  The test was offered through the Connecticut Grounds Keepers Association. This daylong, “hands-on” test challenges the candidate to use mental and physical ability under time constraints.  Candidates […]

Local Landscape Company donates $10,000 to MVPSOS Charity

New Milford, CT. September 27, 2006. The first annual Quad-Am Golf Classic Sponsered by YardApes, Inc. was held on July 31st at The Club at River Oaks in Sherman, Connecticut. Run entirely by volunteers, the tournament raised $10,000 primarily through sponsorships and donations from local businesses and residents. With 120 golfers in attendance, raffle ticket sales and a […]

PLANET ANNOUNCES NEWLY CERTIFIED LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONAL

HERNDON, Va., March 1, 2006 — The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) announced today that Shayne Newman, CLP, of YardApes, Inc. in New Milford, CT., passed the Certified Landscape Professional exam.  The test was offered through the Connecticut Grounds Keepers Association. To achieve the CLP designation, a candidate must master a body of material on all aspects of running […]

PLANET ANNOUNCES NEWLY CERTIFIED EXTERIOR LANDSCAPE TECHNICIAN

HERNDON, Va., February 22, 2006 — The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) announced today that Shayne Newman, CLT, ofYardApes, Inc. in New Milford, CT, passed the Certified Landscape Technician (Exterior) exam.  The test was offered through the Connecticut Grounds Keepers Association. This daylong, “hands-on” test challenges the candidate to use mental and physical ability under time constraints.  Candidates […]

PLANET ANNOUNCES NEWLY CERTIFIED EXTERIOR LANDSCAPE TECHNICIAN

HERNDON, Va., February 22, 2006 — The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) announced today that Greg Malmberg, CLT, ofYardApes, Inc. in New Milford, CT, passed the Certified Landscape Technician (Exterior) exam.  The test was offered through the Connecticut Grounds Keepers Association. This daylong, “hands-on” test challenges the candidate to use mental and physical ability under time constraints.  Candidates […]