As a slightly alternative option, sugar mill "mud"was used as a cover and nutrient source and also to adjust pH closer to neutral [ it is alkaline].
Photo one month after sowing in early November. There was some wash from a storm, hence a few bare areas, but the client is absolutely delighted with the outcome so far.
Sedges were controlled with halosulfuron [ a few different trade names available], and broadleaved weeds with MCPA/dicamba mix [ common trade name is Kamba - M].
Outstandingly, the seedlings are quickly developing strong lateral runners, which will help provide that all important ground cover to protect the surface as there will surely be more storms over the next few months. Lateral growth is stronger in less dense areas, a great help to soil cover wher eit is most needed.
The area has not been mown but will be in the next couple of weeks and once that happens, expect a further surge in lateral growth.
|Zenith zoysia at Bundeaberg, Qld approx 4 weeks from sowing in November 2015. Copyright - B Cobb and used with permission|