When the snow melts, we have a six foot strip of tiny gravel on our lawn from road sanding. Being it is impossible to rake, I use a wide shop broom.
Hee, haw, the comments I got from 2 men as they walked by - "Uh, little lady, aren't you using the wrong thing to rake gravel?" (Smirk, smirk)
"No, this is the only thing which will take care of it as the gravel is so tiny." (Smirk, smirk)