Soil conditions unlike anywhere else
Stoney Creek has two natural boundaries: Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment.
Because of this, much like the surrounding communities near Hamilton, the soil in Stoney Creek was derived from the glaciers that dominated the area thousands of years ago, making it ideal for:
- Growing grass and lawns
- Planting fruit and vegetable gardens
- Planting and harvesting herbs
Stone is a big part of Stoney Creek
It’s in the name of the city: Stoney Creek.
The main tourist attraction in the city, Battlefield Monument, is made of locally quarried stone.
It commemorates an important battle in the War of 1812 where American forces were defeated and retreated in a critical turning point in the defence of Canadian independence.
Plus, Stoney Creek is nearby to respected interlocking stone manufacturers too:
So the latest in interlocking paver stones is always just around the corner.
Gardening and landscaping in Stoney Creek and Hamilton
Stoney Creek has a humid climate that’s cooler for those living by Lake Ontario than it is for residents living near the mountain.
It’s also cooler for people who live on Stoney Creek mountain itself.
The temperature can remain quite cold as far as late April.
This gives Stoney Creek a slightly shorter gardening and landscaping season versus other cities.
Where to live in Stoney Creek
Stoney Creek has experienced major periods of population growth, particularly in the 1970s and 1980s (in the lower city) and 1990s and 2000s (on the mountain).
Some of the more attractive neighbourhoods in Stoney Creek are:
- The Plateau
- Valley Park
- Upper Stoney Creek