Here's the deal. Winter weeds produce a lot of seeds. Those seeds produce a lot of new weeds... with more new seeds... You get the picture.
It's February. You probably just want to enjoy not having to mow your lawn every weekend but there's still work to be done... Work that can save you time and effort in the long run.
According to Rick Apple, President and owner of A&A Plants, this is a good time to get rid of those weeds. For one thing, it's easier to pick them now while the soil is moist. Plus since they don't have extensive root systems they should pull right out.
Here's the main reason to pull them now. If you don't, they will be back with reinforcements.
You see, every weed has seeds. Apple says if you pick them now, you may be able to catch them before they set those seeds free. If you wait until after they're dispersed, the seeds find another home in your lawn. They probably won't grow this year but next year, every seed could produce it's own weed. Some seeds can survive for decades in the soil!
So nip them in the bud... actually before they bud!
Rick Apple, President/ Owner A&A Plants