The change of seasons is not a reason to put away the BBQ, but there are a few changes that need to be made to accommodate the different conditions each season brings. Instead of packing up the barbecue grill tools, embrace the season. Autumn brings the falling of leaves and cooler weather. While the chilly wind can be fixed with a coat, there are some safety concerns of grilling with all of those dead leaves around. To keep any stray spark from igniting the lawn, take a couple precautions before lighting the BBQ.
Common sense is all that is typically needed to thwart a possible fire, but it never hurts to do a double check. Start by clearing the area around the grill of leaves, when all fallen leaves are at least 5 feet away the risk of fire is greatly decreased. But also make sure that after grilling the coals are handled with upmost care and should even be doused with water similar to in the summer when the fire risk is high. Extra precautions can be needed, but keeping to these general bits of advice can thwart more possible fires due to fall being dryer and full of tinder.