Second alternative to compost
I'm working with a young lady who recently purchased her home but inherited an absolutely awful lawn. I need her to get some organic matter into the soil and naturally suggested compost. The problem is she has a 4000 sq ft yard and she can hardly find the time to rake it (for thatch), much less spread 25 bags of compost. So I need an alternative.
I'm sure compost tea would be best, but I don't think I would be able to talk her into brewing it. She doesn't have that kind of confidence or commitment. I want to get her to love her lawn because right now all she has is mostly weeds. Once she sees some good results, she will become more confident and I will be more successful in convincing her to try other things.
So, I'm wondering if compost tea is available for purchase. Yes, I know it won't so potent as brewing herself, but I gotta do something and the easier the better.
And, please don't suggest organic grains and such. She doesn't need fertilizer right now and besides that, I'll move her gradually into an organic program. I'm afraid to push her right now.
And worm casting is way too expensive.
Any other ideas?