5 Facts About Aerobic Composting

Aerobic composting occurs naturally on forest floors as decomposing leaves and animal droppings are exposed to a high concentration of oxygen. Unlike more conventional forms of composting, aerobic composting requires a high level of oxygen to be present. 

Fact 1 - No Smell

Due to the higher level of oxygen required for aerobic composting, the process rarely results in unpleasant odors.

Fact 2 - High Temperatures

During the decomposition process, the aerobic compost pile reaches high temperatures ranging from 120 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit.  The compost pile will go through a process of heating up and cooling down. 

Fact 3 - Needs Moisture

When you creating your own aerobic compost pile, you must maintain a good level of moisture. This is because the heat within the compost pile can dry it out. 

Fact 4 - Fast Results

In most cases, aerobic compost can be produced in as little as 6 weeks. This means that you will have produced a high nutrient fertilizer for your soil which will enhance your gardening. 

Fact 5 - Must Be Turned

It is important to turn your pile every day. This will cause the aerobic bacteria to feed on the organic matter more effectively.