OK, I was stupid this past few days... I don't know what I was thinking. I had a few customers call about their lawn not being green like their neighbors, these are my organic customers. I am trying my hardest to do a better job of controlling expectations, I have gotten that speech a time or two before. Without water I know nothing will change really BUT... I was thinking, with the lack of rain and the watering restrictions, would I see a better result from compost than I would from a tradtional fert? This is for both trad. and organic customers. I hate putting down trad. fert with the lack of water, it makes my stomach turn literally, I am still building the confidence to stop and make my stand. What kind of results can I see with compost vs. fert? I know it will be more expensive as with the treatment I will do an aeration and ICT treatment. This isn't too expensive for me as in the aerator is paid for and the ICT is not that expensive to begin with. Right now, as most of you know, I am buying my compost but am also working on making my own. So... if I can get them to water and the added rain we may get, what is the turn around of healthy lawn I can expect to see? AND, when I make my compost treatment, what "treatments" do I need to make afterwards? I am talking mainly about ICT treatments. I may now have a source of CT thanks to Bill but I am looking into that. I KNOW COMPOST IS #1 FOR ORGANICS! I am 99.9999% sure that it is the best option for my customers with the drought, I need to know what I can tell them the treatments will be afterwards. If it costs them $200 for a treatment of compost, I am unsure of my numbers just a wild guess, then how long could I wait to make another treatment of ICT/ fert. I am sure I am contradicting myself but I think you may get the idea. This is mainly talking about my trad customers here.