Do you HAVE to screen?
My compost pile has just cooled and looks ready to use, I think, but it is not anywhere near looking like top soil, so I built a screen out of 2x2's and 1/4" hardware cloth. Once I screened it, it was like cake flour, nice and light. I did half. There's no way I'm doing this for the whole pile. What i PITA. Is it possible to use the compost as it is and just lay it down and rake it in? It's kind of clumpy and I don't want to smother my lawn. What should I do?