Cover for an area of ground

  • US 5,364,204 A
  • Filed: 09/02/1992
  • Issued: 11/15/1994
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/02/1990
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. Apparatus for temporarily covering an area of ground and which is reusable at the same or another location, said apparatus comprising:

  • (a) covering means for defining a surface capable of supporting one or more persons thereon above the area of ground;

    (b) said covering means defining therein a plurality of holes extending therethrough to permit air to reach plants covered by said apparatus, said holes being of a size sufficiently small to be bridged by footwear;

    (c) locating means for locating said apparatus on the ground, said locating means comprising a downwardly extending member for locating said covering means in spaced apart relation to the ground, said locating means further including feet extending transversely from said downwardly extending member to be capable of spreading load applied to said covering means away from said downwardly extending member;

    (d) light-admitting means for enabling continued growth of plants in said area when covered by said apparatus.

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