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I'm removing tiny (1cm) landscaping gravel from my backyard in hopes of putting down topsoil and then grass seed. I'm having a hard time getting all the pebbles up. I'm going to be adding, at minimum, 6 in of topsoil. Is it ill advised for me to just remove everything that isn't embedded in the dirt and just add the soil on top?

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Might be a better question for gardening.stackexchange.com –  Steven Feb 13 at 3:19
    
On a house I was working on, the homeowners did the same thing what you are planning, seems they had no issue. Drainage may be the only thing, as in too much. You may need to make sure you dirt doesn't dry out to fast in the summer. –  Jack Feb 14 at 2:35

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