I have a client in a rather nice neighborhood whose lawn was laid over filldirt. what I mean is that the contractor scraped off all the soil and replaced it with sand and seashell mix. The lawn grows but it is starving for nutrients, has to fight through the soil hardness, has a difficult time keeping moisture. Basically in any time other than peak season it looks like it is somewhere between struggling and dying. So far is is holding on with large doses of fert and squirt, but the salts seem to be catching up to it. My plan. One year long renovation with 4 applications of 1/3 to 1/2 inch of compost with each application. Doing the fert myself and switching over to a mostly organic program (milorganite based) with high amounts of added organic matter. Questions. The lawn is */- 11,000 sq ft. (mowed) is there an easier way to spread the mulch other than wheelbarrow and shovel without buying expensive equipment? I know after a year of compost addition the lawn will be better off, but will this need to be kept up perpetually or with mulching clippings should that get it over the hump? Where can I get bulk compost (real finished compost) to do this with. My landfill offers free "mulch" but not compost, free or otherwise. Feel free to shoot holes in my plan or make suggestions on procedure.