We went with Empire Zoysia after reading about it here with Fu and loved all the aspects. We're in Melbourne and were told not to lay it from May to August because it would just be too cold for it to take. We put it in mid April. That may seem late but April has been a warm month for many years with very little rain. You guessed it - the next day it started raining and it seems like its been raining ever since with very few sunny days. We used molasses the day it was laid down and Seasol the next day. Now it's looking very sad (can't use the word d*dgy apparently) - yellowy brown and still quite soft underfoot. My wife tried pulling up a corner on one of the rolls but it was quite firmly attached.
Is there any other advice from EZ turf layers? Any comments from Fu would be appreciated, if he was around.
I did read all of the threads and I do acknowledge that the first winter can be very ugly until it gets established so if that's all it is, then fine. But if there's something I can do to help it along, I'd like to. Another application of Seasol? Any other product over winter?