I just bought an old house and am having the exterior painted. To prep they power-washed and in the process the old paint was strewn all over my yard. Some of it was raked up, but there are chips of dry paint everywhere, including where I want to put my vegetable garden and perennial beds. I am assuming that the old paint is full of lead and not a good medium for growing food. My grass is thick and there are little bits of paint down by the roots. In areas without grass is looks awful – powdered paint coating the surface of the soil. Should I strip off the paint-infused topsoil? What should I do? I’m feeling overwhelmed by the problem.