FAQ’s

Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a newbie, questions are bound to come up. Below are some of our most frequently asked questions, but feel free to call if we missed something, 541-345-9085.

Frequently Asked Questions by LFP Customers

What are your hours?

Winter Hours

EUGENE/SPRINGFIELD HOURS:
Mon-Sat: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

GLENWOOD HOURS:
Mon-Sat: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Spring / Summer Hours

EUGENE/SPRINGFIELD HOURS:
Mon-Sat: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

GLENWOOD HOURS:
Mon-Sat: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Our current hours are always listed on our Contact Page.

How much is it to recycle at LFP?

Depending on what you’re planning to recycle…
We will take your concrete for $8/cubic yard; yard debris is $4/cubic yard; and Wood Waste (which can be mixed in with yard debris) is also $4/cubic yard. One average truck load full of yard debris is about 2 yards. For comparison, the City Dump charges $4.50/cubic yard.

If you tend to do a lot of yard clean-up and therefore yard debris recycling, you can also buy one of our Punch Cards and get ½ yard free! Call for details or come by any Lane Forest location.

How much is a load of bark?
Well, that depends on how much you need, what kind of bark you want and whether you’ll pick it up, have it delivered or get it blown on. Use our yardage calculator to determine how much bark you need and then call us for help determining which bark is the right fit.
What do I need to make my pathways look nice?
For pathways, you could use our Walk-On Bark, it’s a rustic look with a nice brown color. You could also choose our Woodchips which vary in size.  To figure out the quantity you need, we need to determine the square footage of your area. You should always opt for the higher end of the scale when choosing your amount because our per yard price actually goes down the more you order.
What’s NPK and why is it important?
NPK refers to the Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium proportions in a fertilizer. Different plants and shrubs require different recipes of these minerals. One of our in-house garden experts, Patty, likes to describe it like this: remember the NPK using this phrase: “Up, Down and All Around.” Catchy, huh? The Nitrogen/N (or “UP”) provides plants with the fuel they need to grow upwards. The Phosphorous/P (or “DOWN”) provides plants with what they need for strong roots and for blossoms and the Potassium/K is for all around plant health. Depending on what you need from your plant, that’s how you determine which combination you should choose.
What’s the best soil for planting vegetables?
We have 3 planting soils suitable for vegetables: one with natural fertilizer, one with a commercial fertilizer and one without any fertilizer at all.  All are great soils, it just depends on what your needs are.   If you are looking for an organic type soil, the preferred one is our Nature’s Best soil.  We also offer two potting mixes for containers or hanging baskets. Our Frugal soil, which is free of any fertilizer, allows you to customize the soil to your needs.
What is the bark without the slivers?
Our Hemlock Bark is virtually sliver free, but be advised, this doesn’t mean that if you ground it up with your fingers you’ll come away unscathed. It is wood after all, but it’s far gentler on your hands, with your kids and your animals than a fir bark.
Can I get more than one product on a truck for delivery?

Yes, we can get two products on one truck, reducing the time and energy used in making a delivery. Keep in mind though that it depends on the quantities that are needed, so it’s always best to call and speak to one of our employees.  In order to split a load, we put a divider in the middle of the container bed so the products will not mix together and we can save you money on the second product.

Can I get a delivery today?
This is one of the great conveniences Lane Forest Products provides – we offer same day delivery for dumped product, Monday through Saturday.  Prefer to have the product blown on? That’s fine, just call in advance to schedule the blower service or flatbed delivery of hardscape materials.

If it’s getting later in the day, be sure to call and ask whether a same day delivery is still possible; if trucks are available, we’ll get product out to you. The earlier you call, the better

I'm building a Raised Bed for vegetables, what soil should I use?
We have a number of soils available that would work, however for raised bed vegetable gardens, the best option would be our Nature’s Best soil. It is a complete planting soil with organic fertilizer. Just fill the beds and plant!
Should I use Hemlock or Fir bark for around my yard?

We have a number of options available in the “Fir” bark category, from a Bark “Dust” to Douglas Nuggets. Fir bark is “Red-Orange” in Color and may have some slivers. Hemlock Bark is considered a Soft-Fiber bark and has been often called “sliver-free” bark. It is dark red, brown in color.

Both Fir bark and Hemlock bark will hold moisture in the soil, help control weeds and add nutrients to the soil. And beautify your yard!

What kind of gravel do you recommend for a driveway?
The most common gravel used for driveways is ¾” Minus Quarry Rock. This rock packs really well and fills in gaps with fines to even out potholes or grade on a driveway.
What do you sell that I can put under my children’s play set?
A great option to fill area around a play structure is PlayAway Fiber Chips.  This smaller Wood Chip meets ADA and ASTM standards and will cushion spills and falls when applied at recommended depth. Some homeowners use pea gravel (3/8″ Round River Rock) successfully in these areas as well.
What kind of sand should I use to level the ground beneath my pavers?
River Sand is what you would use under your pavers at a depth of 1” for leveling. This sand can also be used to fill gaps and spaces in between pavers.
I’m getting a boulder delivered, can you place it exactly where I want it?
We will definitely do what we can to help, but we are limited to areas that our forklift can maneuver to.  The forklift is 8’ wide x 8’ tall and needs to stay on pavement or compacted gravel. If we can easily place your boulder, we will.
Do you carry seasoned firewood year-round?
Our inventory of seasoned firewood varies throughout the year. When we have it available, it goes quickly. We have an array of firewood options from random split, to pole ends and pre-cut loads that are wrapped and palletized for delivery. Our Peeler Core bundles are seasoned and perfect for wood stoves. Always call first to check for availability.
What should I do if I don’t have much light in my garden?

If your available garden space is shaded by deciduous trees and other shrubs, consider embracing a “shade garden.” Many plants, especially annuals and perennials, thrive in shaded areas adding color and activity to the spaces under trees, while allowing the tree itself be the star. Remember to mulch these areas to ensure moisture, inhibit weed growth and protect plant roots.

Don’t have enough shade for shade gardening? Add your own shade with a trellis or arbor covered in vines to create your own cool nook.