Go back to do stated repair work on turf (6)
I believe the answer is:
'go back' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)
'do stated repair work on turf' is the wordplay.
I cannot really see how this works, but
'on' could be 're' ('on' can be mean 'with reference to') and 're' is found within the answer.
The remaining letters 'cede' is a valid word which might be clued in a way I don't understand.
This explanation may well be incorrect...
'to' is the link.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for recede that I've seen before include "Decree (anag) - ebb" , "Move backward" , "Start balding" , "Decline" , "Go back, ebb" .)