100+ Ideas for Gardening


Gardening is a fun, creative and rewarding hobby. Whether you’re just getting started or have been gardening for years, there are always new ideas to try. Below you will find 100+ ideas for gardening that range from simple and frugal to more complex projects with higher costs involved.

Plant a butterfly garden

Plant a butterfly garden to attract butterflies to your yard. Butterflies are attracted to flowers and plants that are native to their area, so you will want to plant local species. Native plants have also adapted themselves over time, which means they can withstand weather conditions better than non-native plants.

If you want more information on specific types of butterflies, check out the links below:

  • Monarch Butterfly – https://www.monarchwatch.org/learn/what_to_plant/plants_for_monarchs/
  • Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly – https://www.butterflygardensonline.com/tiger-swallowtail-butterfly-gardening-tips

Plant a vegetable garden

Planting a vegetable garden can be fun and rewarding, but it’s also easy to get started in even the smallest of spaces. Whether you want to save money on your grocery bill or eat healthier, there are many benefits of planting your own vegetables. Your own soil is usually better for growing plants than store-bought soil and if you start your own seeds at home, they will be more nutritious than those bought at the store. Planting a vegetable garden may not seem like an exciting activity but once you see how much fun it can be, you’ll never stop!

Here are some tips for getting started:

  • Start small – choose one plant that interests you such as tomatoes or cucumbers and try growing them from seedlings (more on this below).
  • Plant perennials along with annuals – perennials can provide food throughout most of the year; however, there will be times when nothing grows well due to weather conditions so make sure to keep some fresh basil around just in case!

Plant a hummingbird garden

You can attract hummingbirds to your garden by planting these types of flowers:

  • Butterflies like red, orange and purple flowers. They are attracted to tubular shaped flowers that are also red or orange.
  • Insects such as bees love the nectar from these types of plants as well!

Create a raised bed garden

A raised bed garden is a type of gardening that’s popular for its versatility and ease. A raised bed garden is created by putting a layer of soil in a box or wooden structure, which often means you can use non-soil material to create the bed as well.

What are the benefits of creating a raised bed garden?

Easy to care for: Raised beds are easier to care for than regular gardens because they don’t need weeding as often. The soil stays fresh longer because it doesn’t get compacted under the weight of heavy crops or frequent foot traffic from those tending the plants. Less work means more time relaxing or enjoying other activities!

Create an herb garden

Herb gardens are a great way to bring nature into your home. They’re also easy to grow and provide an abundance of herbs that can be used for cooking! Here are some ways to get started:

  • Grow herbs indoors. If you have windowsills, you can easily grow herbs in pots on them! Just make sure that they get plenty of sunlight and water regularly. You could even try using some of our indoor gardening tips for inspiration!
  • Grow herbs in a pot. Herb gardens don’t need to be big at all — many people choose just one or two plants per container, which makes it easy to add several together on the countertop or windowsill without taking up too much space!
  • Create an herb garden bed outdoors if you have room available nearby; this will give you more control over soil conditions as well as how much sunlight each plant gets access too because they aren’t competing against each other yet (although this may not matter depending on where they’re placed).

Plant a rain garden

Rain gardens are a great way to capture water runoff from your roof, driveway and parking lot. Rain falling on these surfaces can be toxic to plants and wildlife in the soil below.

Rain gardens are also used to improve water quality by filtering pollutants from stormwater before it reaches waterways.

A rain garden is simply a depression filled with native plants that are able to tolerate wet soil. This helps protect rivers, lakes and streams from pollution by removing excess nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorous out of the water before it enters them.

If you have a large yard space available for this project consider planting several different types of plants in one area so that they will create diversity in your landscape design without taking up too much room or being too crowded together which would cause competition amongst each other for nutrients needed for survival!

Make homemade mulch

Homemade mulch is a great way to control the quality of the materials used in your garden. You can also use it to cover up areas where you don’t want plants growing (like in the perimeter of your yard).

You can make homemade mulch with newspaper, cardboard and old phone books. They are all biodegradable materials that will break down over time, allowing nutrients back into the soil. In addition to those items, you’ll need some brown paper bags and string or twine to tie them together.

To make homemade mulch:

  • Start by laying out several sheets of newspaper on top of one another on a flat surface like your driveway or backyard; then fold them over themselves until they begin to compact into several layers after being folded so many times they become dense enough that they won’t fall apart when picked up by hand; finally toss this “mulch” into a compost bin so it can break down faster than other organic matter like leaves would if left alone for months without decomposing completely first!

Plant a hanging basket

  • What to plant in a hanging basket?
  • How to hang a hanging basket?
  • To water or not to water your hanging basket?
  • How to care for your hanging basket?
  • Remove your hanging basket when it’s done flowering and replace it with another one!

Install a stone path

If you’re looking for a way to add some style and flair to your garden, installing a stone path is an excellent choice. Stone paths are commonly used in gardens throughout the world, with the most common being slate, granite, limestone and sandstone.

Stone paths can be installed by yourself if you have enough time on your hands and know how to do it professionally. This is important because laying down stones properly will prevent them from breaking apart or shifting over time; otherwise, you’ll end up having to dig out sections of your garden every couple of years!

Plant some spring bulbs

Spring bulbs are a great way to get started in the gardening world. They’re pretty, they come up fast, and they can be planted in fall with enough time to grow before winter rolls around again.

What exactly is a spring bulb? It’s an underground stem that stores food energy for growth during cold weather months and blooms when temperatures warm up and plants are able to photosynthesize more efficiently (Garden Guides).

When you’re planting your spring bulbs, make sure you choose ones that have been pretreated with fungicide (which kills off any bad bacteria on them). Choose bulbs at least six inches deep so that they’re not too shallow for moisture to reach them during wetter seasons like spring or summer (Garden Guides). If possible, plant them in groups of three or five so there’s less chance one will be eaten by squirrels or birds!

Begin composting

Composting is a great way to reduce waste and help the environment. It can be done at home or in a community garden, where you can share resources and learn from other members of your community. If you’re interested in learning more about composting, check out our article on how to start composting at home!

There are many benefits to making your own compost:

  • You’ll save money by not having to buy fertilizer as often (or ever)
  • Your soil will be healthier, which means that everything else growing there will be too!

Create an insect hotel for your yard or garden

An insect hotel is a place for bugs to live. You can make your own or buy one and you can put it anywhere in your garden or yard.

Insect hotels are great because they provide homes for bugs and other creatures that help your garden thrive. They’ll also attract birds, butterflies, and other wildlife who will enjoy visiting your garden and eating the insects that live there.

Create some DIY driftwood sculpture for your garden.

Driftwood is a great way to add some natural, organic elements to your garden. Not only can you use it as a focal point, but it can also be used as an accent piece.

You can find driftwood in oceans, rivers and lakes. You can even buy it online if you want something more specific or unique than what you might find in your area. Driftwood makes for a great addition because of its natural look—it doesn’t look man-made like many other types of sculptures do!

Add some string lights to your garden.

  • Take some string lights and hang them up in your garden. You can use them to light up your patio or walkway, or even the plants themselves.
  • Try using string lights to add some ambiance to a tree that’s growing in the yard! You can make it look like the tree is glowing from within by hanging colored bulbs inside the branches of the tree itself, creating a cool effect that will surely impress anyone who sees it!

There are so many fun gardening ideas!

There are so many fun gardening ideas!

  • Indoor Gardening
  • Perennial Gardens
  • Vegetable Gardens
  • Herbs and Spices Gardens

Outdoor gardening can be great for relaxing or getting exercise. It is also a great way to get fresh food from your own garden, which can save you money. And if you try out these gardening ideas, it will also be a fun creative experience for you.


We hope you found this list of gardening ideas to be helpful! We know that there are tons of different ways to enjoy gardening, and we wanted to share just a few of them with you today. There are so many creative ways to get started on your own garden, and it’s never too late in life to begin enjoying the outdoors again. Happy planting!

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