The Key Points To Check In A Warranty While Purchasing Artificial Grass

The decision to replace the lawn with artificial grass means a lot of investment for any homeowner. But like other house remodelling projects, the return of investment is long lasting. The high cost of the artificial grass is offset by its low maintenance costs and high durability. Fake lawn also helps you to save time and money. They are slip resistant and are safe for kids and pets.

The cost of installing artificial grass depends upon the size of your lawn, the variety of grass you choose for the lawn and other key factors. Though the initial cost may seem to be high when compared to the natural grass, its long durability negates the high initial expenditure. Moreover, many of the landscaping companies, who deal with artificial grass, provide easy finance schemes for the homeowners.

Warranty for the grass is very important factor to consider before you pick a dealer to install your artificial turf. The dealer should give a long-term warranty covering the important issues. There are three important issues to look for in a warranty for artificial grass:

  1. The warranty must cover the colour and freshness issues. Good quality artificial grass is UV resistant and retains its lush green colour even after continuous exposure to the elements.
  2. The warranty should cover the issue of stains. Artificial grasses from reputed manufacturers are stain resistant and can be easily cleaned with simple products in case of any spills and leaks.
  3. The quality of the fake grass depends upon the quality of materials used in producing it. The warranty should cover the materials used in production.

Choose a manufacturer who provides strong warranty covering all these key issues along with a detailed list of other issues that are covered by the warranty. Read the warranty carefully before you finalize a dealer for the artificial grass.

The decision of installing artificial grass is a tough call to make. There are many landscaping companies in the market, which provide different varieties of artificial lawns. Checking for the warranties provided by the manufacturer is very important before you finalize a dealer for your lawn. A reputed company will always be ready to help its clients with minor repairs and accidents that are not covered in the warranty.


Arts Group Debate About Cherokee’s Word Art

An arts group, the Associates of the Southeastern Indian Artists Association, based in Tahlequah, had discussed why art is a complex term to interpret in Cherokee. It’s like including word art into the term. It was discussed in the panel “Historic and Contemporary Cherokee Art Movements, actually held last April 12, the 45th symposium on the American Indian at Northeastern State University.

Moderating the panel was assistant professor for American Indian studies, Dr. Candessa Tehee. The panel included America Meredith, editor and founder of First American Art Magazine; Elizabeth Toombs, former cultural arts manager for Cherokee Nation Business; Ryan Mackey, cultural specialist at the Cherokee Nation; and, David Crawler, translator at the Cherokee Nation.

In English, the term art can always refer to a number of things, from opera to dance to painting. According to Tehee, “ditlilosdodi” can be used as a term like art is to English. It embraces various art forms from dance to basketry to painting.

Unlike English, Cherokee is a non-analytical language. In English, individual terms are placed together to form a sentence. In Cherokee, a term can impart a real meaning for the whole sentence. It may have word art included into its real meaning.

Mackey composed each segment of the word in Cherokee script, telling that each segment instills disparate meanings. For instance, the segment “atlil” means a long and rigid shape, while the segment “do” shows a thing to influence. Like many Cherokee terms, “ditlilosdodi” cannot be accurately interpreted in English, but it’s literal meaning suggests measuring or drawing. So for the term art, it’s very illustrative and substantially interpretative.

Crawler is responsible for making turtle shell shakers that Cherokee women wear during ceremonial preparations. He claims that he can’t use the term “ditlilosdodi” as it may mean to copy other’s work. He spoke in Cherokee and invited others to purchase his turtle shell shakers mostly for good looks, which may not be really ideal.

Despite finding difficulty in the interpretation of term Cherokee art, Meredith says the Cherokees are extremely lucky. Word art may also be interpreted through Cherokee art.

According to Toombs, the exact terms for Cherokee art means responding to the question of what makes a Cherokee artwork.

Tehee concluded the discussion with inviting more artists to participate in such conversations.

By Nikki Sanderson Posted in Art, Tips