A dehydrated version of the traditional stuff, granular compost comes alive in the presence of moisture yet has a shelf life of about eight years. Once wet, the beads of dried manure, straw, food scraps, and sand break down slowly, like traditional compost. But because you can use a broadcast spreader to apply it, you can cover your lawn in a quarter of the time. You'll need one pound per 100 square feet of lawn. Repeat every four to six weeks.
For more on composting, see 7 Essential Steps to Composting
and How to Build a Compost Bin