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1. (WO2019025773) TURF REPAIR TOOL
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Claims:

1. A turf repair tool, the turf repair tool comprising a body, a first end comprising a seed bed creation portion, and a second end opposite the first end comprising a seed dispensing portion, wherein the seed bed creation portion is configured to create a predetermined seed bed in an area of turf and the seed dispensing portion is configured to dispense a predetermined amount of seed into the seed bed created by the seed bed creation portion.

2. The turf repair tool of claim 1 , wherein the seed bed creation portion comprises a surface which protrudes from the tool by a predetermined distance.

3. The turf repair tool of claim 1 or claim 2, wherein the seed bed creation portion

comprises at least one boss or protrusion.

4. The turf repair tool of claim 3, wherein the at least one boss or protrusion is conical.

5. The turf repair tool of claim 3, wherein the at least one boss or protrusion is

prismatic.

6. The turf repair tool of any of claims 3 to 5, wherein the seed bed creation portion comprises an array of bosses or protrusions.

7. The turf repair tool of any preceding claim, wherein the seed bed creation portion comprises a seed bed creation module which is removably attached to the body.

8. The turf repair tool of claim 7, wherein the seed bed creation module is removably attached to the body by way of a screw attachment or a push fit arrangement.

9. The turf repair tool of any of claims 1 to 6, wherein the seed bed creation portion and the body comprise a substantially unitary construction.

10. The turf repair tool of any preceding claim, wherein the turf repair tool comprises a seed storage volume.

1 1. The turf repair tool of claim 10, wherein the seed storage volume is located within the body.

12. The turf repair tool of claim 10 or claim 1 1 , wherein the seed dispensing portion comprises a seed receptacle which is moveable between a first position in which seed from the seed storage volume is collected in the seed receptacle and a second position in which the seed is dispensed from the seed receptacle.

13. The turf repair tool of claim 12, wherein in the second position the receptacle is coincident with an aperture in the seed dispensing portion.

14. The turf repair tool of claim 12 or claim 13, wherein the seed receptacle is sized to collect the predetermined amount of seed from the seed storage volume.

15. The turf repair tool of any of claims 12 to 14, wherein seed receptacle comprises a radial bore extending through an actuator.

16. The turf repair tool of any of claims 12 to 15, wherein the receptacle is biased

towards the second position.

17. The turf repair tool of claim 16, comprising a spring to bias an actuator in which the seed receptacle is formed.

18. The turf repair tool of any of claims 12 to 17, wherein the seed dispensing portion may comprise a hopper to direct seed from the seed storage volume towards the seed receptacle.

19. The turf repair tool of any preceding claim, wherein the seed dispensing portion comprises a shape corresponding or complementary to the shape of the seed bed creation portion.

20. The turf repair tool of any preceding claim, wherein the seed dispensing portion comprises a protrusion.

21. The turf repair tool of any of claims 1 to 19, wherein the seed dispensing portion comprises a recess.

22. The turf repair tool of claim 21 , wherein the recess acts as a wind shield when

dispensing seed.

23. The turf repair tool of claim 21 or claim 22, wherein the shape of the recess permits or causes the seed to spread out over the seed bed when dispensed.

24. The turf repair tool of any preceding claim, wherein the seed dispensing portion comprises a seed dispensing module which is removably attached to the body.

25. The turf repair tool of any of claims 1 to 23, wherein the seed dispensing portion and the body comprise a substantially unitary construction.

26. The turf repair tool of any preceding claim, wherein the turf repair tool further

comprises a sand dispensing portion.

27. The turf repair tool of claim 26, wherein the sand dispensing portion comprises a sand storage volume.

28. The turf repair tool of claim 27, wherein the sand storage volume is located within the body.

29. The turf repair tool of any of claims 26 to 28, wherein the sand dispensing portion comprises an aperture.

30. The turf repair tool of claim 29, wherein the sand dispensing portion comprises a cover for the aperture.

31. The turf repair tool of any of claims 26 to 30, wherein the sand dispensing portion comprises an actuator configured to selectively dispense sand.

32. A method of repairing turf, the method comprising creating a predetermined seed bed, wherein the seed bed is created and a predetermined amount of seed dispensed into the seed bed using a turf repair tool according to any of claims 1 to 31.

33. The method of claim 32, comprising pushing the first end of the turf repair tool into the turf to create the seed bed.

34. The method of claim 32 or claim 33, comprising selecting a seed bed creation module appropriate for the turf to be repaired and/or the seed to be dispensed.

35. The method of any of claims 32 to 34, comprising dispensing the predetermined amount of seed into the seed bed from the seed dispensing portion of the turf repair tool.

36. The method of any of claims 32 to 35, comprising selecting a seed dispensing

module appropriate for the seed to be dispensed.

37. The method of any of claims 32 to 36, comprising selecting a seed type appropriate for the turf to be repaired and storing the seed in a seed storage volume of the turf repair tool.

38. The method of any of claims 32 to 37, comprising dispensing coloured sand onto the turf from a sand dispensing portion of the turf repair tool.

39. The method of any of claims 32 to 38, comprising selecting a sand of a colour

appropriate for the turf to be repaired and storing the sand in a sand storage volume of the turf repair tool.

40. The method of claim 38 or claim 39, wherein the coloured sand is dispensed onto the turf after the seed has been dispensed into the seed bed.

41. The method of claim 40, wherein the coloured sand is used to level the playing

surface.

42. The method of claim 40 or claim 41 , wherein the coloured sand is used to protect the seed.

43. The method of any of claims 32 to 42, comprising repairing a pitch mark on the turf using a pitch fork or similar pitch mark repairer prior to creating the seed bed and dispensing the seed into the seed bed.