I 've begun the organic process in my yard. I put down 9-0-0 corn gluten in the front yard back in mid march, so far so good. The grass is so thick in the back yard I don't any weeds back there so I don'tput anything down. So here is where I get confused. I understand that weed-n-feed is bad because of the herbicides. Is straight fertilizer bad? It's just nitrogen, phosphorous and pottasium. Do these have a level of toxicity to them? I see organic fert. advertised all the time. Scotts sells one but looking at the bag they don't list any active ingredients. Can someone fill me in on this? Next topic being compost. I have a local farm that sells organic finished compost. http://www.ag-choice.com/finished.html. I've been told this is the very best thing I can do for my soil. How do you spread compost? Can I put it in my broadcast spreader?