Gardening Tips for January for South Sioux City, NE

Midwest Region

  • Order seed catalogs early in the month. Research plants. Consider edible varieties that are drought-tolerant or disease-resistant.
  • Start ordering seeds. Do not wait until late in the winter, as varieties may sell out early.
  • Avoid heavy traffic on your dormant lawn; dry grass is easily broken and damaged.
  • Remember to prune your houseplants regularly. Pinch back new growth to encourage bushier plants.
  • Group houseplants to increase humidity. Keep away from frosty windowsills.
  • Brush off heavy snow from your plants and trees.
  • Don't forget winter birds! Put out water, seeds, and suet.
  • Remove any branches that have been damaged by ice or snow.
  • Check your fruit trees for any evidence of rodents; use traps where necessary.
  • If you use salt on your walkways or driveways, spread it carefully to avoid damaging any of your plants. Sand or sawdust is also a good alternative to salt.
  • Check your garden equipment. Repair and sharpen tools. Service equipment.
  • Start ordering seeds. Do not wait until late in the winter, as varieties may sell out early.