Transforming hayfield to lawn
We are building our dream home in a very rural, wooded area, along the the back of a river & the edge of an existing hay field (south western Pennsylvania). Early on, I felt fortunate, thinking all we needed to do was cut the grass & we would have instant yard. After the initial cutting (3 weeks ago) with the DR field trimmer, we have now been able to cut it twice with a regular lawn mower. Although it has the appearance of "a lawn", it is not the soft grass that calls you to kick off your shoes and walk bare foot. Will the thick stemmed grasses eventually die out now that we are cutting it regularly? Should we over seed in order to thicken & soften? I am reluctant to apply a weed & feed type product as it will be costly to treat 2+ acres and eventually it is our desire to transform at least 1 acre into a wildflower meadow.
Anxiously waiting to feel the cool soft grass under my toes & greatful for your advice.