Enriched compost has many uses in the garden. It is full of microorganisms that are beneficial to your yard and garden. Compost can be used as mulch, which will improve the quality of your soil over time. You can prepare a garden bed by digging in compost with well-rotted manure a couple of weeks before planting out vegie patches or garden beds. Re-wet dry soil by digging in compost combined with an application of wetting agents such as SaturAid or Wettasoil.