Went to a nursery today to see if they sold bulk compost. I have a yard about 1 acre in size that is semi compacted. Owner had it aerated last year and it is still pretty solid but it hasn't had much water this year yet. I was going to do a light layer of compost over the whole yard but was having trouble finding it locally by bulk. Too expensive to buy a jillion 2 cubic foot bags. Anyways, the lady at the nursery said she had never heard of anyone spreading a 1/4" layer of compost on the yard and wanted to know where I got my idea. I told her I had been doing reading on some internet boards and she wanted to know if they were local boards. I told her no, people from all over can chime in. She said that is the problem, that our area is differnent from others in zone 7 and the ground is just going to be hard as dry as it is here. I told her the lot is on a complete sprinkler system and water was not a problem. By that time I was agitated and just wanted to get out of there. Heck compost wouldn't have hurt anything and if some clown comes in wanting to buy it, she did her damned best trying to talk him out of it. Won't go there again.