Good for you! Now, come try to sell topdressing to 100% of your prospects in southern Ohio. That won't happen, Skippy! In terms of folks being receptive to compost topdressing, much of the eastern seaboard, the South & the left coast are worlds apart from the general attitudes of those in the midwest & the eastern great plains. Folks will move around the country and exchange ideas, of course. And there are a few old school remnants, as well as some daring younger people who aren't afraid to go outside of the box, and / or pi&& of their neighbors by doing something radically 'different'! So... there are exceptions. But around here, if you were to bring up the topic of 'organic lawn care' in a random conversation somewhere, almost no one would respond back to you that the 1st thing they thought of was... 'compost'. I've found that most folks around here think of "organics" as processed & (generally) over-priced bagged stuff like Milorganite, Plant-Tone & Holly-Tone. As far as I know, we are one of only 4 contractors in the Cincy / Dayton area that specialize in rotating applications of protein meals, and I'm fairly certain that at this point in time we're the only one that offers both meals & compost topdressing. So, we'll ultimately make our sales presentations based upon the customers' early responses, their specific interests, and any concerns they may bring up. When you factor in the stop charges for returning 4X - 5X a year to apply meals, vs. the cost of labor for topdressing (either 1X or 2X / year, depending upon budget), the stop charges & labor charges pretty much wash. Meals have typically won out over compost about 75-80% of the time because of the fact that people really like that we'll be back around those extra times to check over the lawn, IPM any stray weeds, check for critters, then meet with the customer & give an update if they desired. But lately, more & more folks have begun to go with something like a 1X /year (fall) compost, 2X early / late spring meal program. They are all interchangeable parts. So...As far as your comment... "maybe some of the best organic salesmen need to brush up on their selling skills" Bite me!