Author: Chris Miller

Chris Miller acts as a reviewer, researcher, and as an author for our editorial team at Worst Room. He authors most of our content related to lawn care and tools as well as any yard-related articles.


  • Over 10 years of professional experience in lawn maintenance and landscaping in both residential and commercial settings, year round.
  • His knowledge of any and all types of tools is endless, including impressive tasks such as small engine repair, born out of experience and hard study.
  • Having once been given a chance to join a crew and being taught how to be a professional, which changed his life, he now values "paying it forward" to the next generations.


Chris' father was a workaholic when it came to yard work, which meant every weekend as the neighborhood kids were playing, Chris and his brother were doing upwards to 12 hours of outdoor chores per day. If they weren't mowing the lawn, they were clearing out brush, cutting down trees, cleaning tools, pressure washing, cleaning the pool, and so on.

This was a source of stress which led to some acting out as he became a teenager, though he is thankful for it now. It was later when a church member that owned a lawn care business offered to take Chris on for a trial period to teach him some structure and discipline, that Chris realized all his father had taught him.

Chris became a star member of the team, easily outworking and outshining those with seniority thanks to his already vast experience. But that crew taught him much more, which was how to clean up his act, conduct himself professionally, and become an honorable man. Ten years later, Chris joined the Worst Room team to share his knowledge with any young people who are hungry for it and will put it to good use.

Most Memorable Home & Garden Moment

I remember to this day one when my father bought his first professional-level riding lawn mower with the removable deck to manage our 5 acres of wild weeds (and a bit of grass!). Before I was to set out with the wheelbarrow to pick up sticks and weed eat around the trees, it was time to learn the day's lesson.

These were such simple tasks but profoundly affected the trajectory of my life. My father took the time, with extreme patience, to finally teach me how to (and allow me to) mix a gallon of gas with the right type of oil for our two-stroke string trimmer.

But what really excited me was after climbing all over the new tractor, he taught me what a grease gun was, how to install a new canister in it, and how to pump grease into all the injection points on the new tractor. I remember it clear as day, pumping the grease with two weak little hands just until we saw it squeezing out of certain joints. That's how we knew it was good and lubricated. It's no wonder that I became a professional landscape artist. Thank you, dad.

Chris Miller's Articles

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Transforming Urban Landscapes: Innovative Ways to Use Mulch in Small Outdoor Spaces

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As an urban dweller, the need to enhance your outdoor urban space can be defined as a natural extension of your style. Having a green space around you […]

9 Garden Hoe Types for Weeds, Vines, Soil, Chopping & More

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Gardening enthusiasts understand the importance of having the right tools for cultivating their green oasis. Among these essential instruments, the various garden hoe types plays a significant role […]

How Much Liquid Chlorine to Add to a Pool?

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Maintaining a sparkling pool is no easy task, and one crucial aspect of proper upkeep is knowing how much liquid chlorine to use. The right balance ensures your […]

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What's the Cheapest Time of Year for Tree Removal?

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Do you have a tree looming dangerously over your home? It's time to remove it before it crashes onto the roof, causing massive amounts of property damage. Removing […]

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Just Filled the Pool With Water, Now What?

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Congratulations on filling your swimming pool with water! Now, you might be wondering what comes next to ensure that your pool is safe, clean, and ready for use. […]

How Much Does a Cinder Block Weigh Per Size?

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Cinder blocks are often a popular choice for various backyard home improvement projects. But, have you ever wondered: how much does a cinder block weigh? Weight is an […]

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Snake Holes in Your Yard: How to Identify & Fill

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If you've ever noticed small, circular holes in your lawn, you may be wondering what could be causing them. One possibility is that they are snake holes in […]

How to Get Rid of a Bird's Nest in Your Gutter

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Sitting on the porch on a late summer afternoon, watching the sun go down while you hear the birds merrily chirping away, is a satisfying experience. However, it's […]

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How to Get Rid of a Gas Smell in Your House [4 Ways]

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Have you spilled gasoline in your home? Maybe you were carrying it to fuel the generator outside and accidentally spilled some on the carpet. Great. Now the whole […]

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How to Tell if a Valve is Open or Closed (Simple Trick)

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If you had to shut off the water valve to your toilet, would you know how to do it? It's a simple task, but many homeowners have no […]

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How Many Times Can You Sharpen a Chainsaw Chain?

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Do you own a chainsaw? It's an indispensable tool for contractors; many homeowners also keep it handy. Whether cutting up firewood or felling trees, a chainsaw makes life […]

How to Store a Lawn Mower Outside Without a Shed

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You've bought a new lawn mower for your yard, but the problem is you don't have a shed on your property. Now what? This is how to store […]

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How to Build a Rock Drainage Ditch Like a Pro

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A drainage ditch is a common feature in rural areas. It serves the purpose of directing water away from locations in the yard or fields where it might […]

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How to Notch a Tree for Safe & Proper Felling

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Do you have a tree in your yard looming menacingly over your home? One strong wind storm and the tree might fall over onto the roof, causing thousands […]

How to Permanently Get Rid of Weeds in Driveways

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Are the weeds popping up in your driveway and sidewalk after the season's first rains? You'd better take care of them before they have a chance to seed […]

How Long Does Weed & Feed Take to Work?

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Is your lawn looking a little lackluster? If weeds are popping up, bare patches or crabgrass is growing in the greenery, it’s time to whip it into shape […]

How to Fill Chipmunk Holes the Easy & Humane Way

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Are those pesky chipmunks digging holes in your yard? It's time to show them who's boss and evict them from your property. What's the best way to do […]

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Finishing Cornhole Boards for a Smooth Surface

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Cornhole is a great game for people of all ages. It gets you outside, and it can provide hours of gentle exercise and entertainment. If you built a […]

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What Does Unimproved Land Mean? What to Know

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There are many considerations to consider if you want to invest in a piece of property, like unimproved land. Some landowners find it more practical to purchase vacant […]

Sprinklers Won't Turn Off? Here's What to Do

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Are you have problems with your sprinkler system? If your sprinklers won't turn off, you're wasting valuable resources. Water is a precious commodity, and we all need to […]

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How to Hollow Out a Tree Stump in 3 Easy Ways

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Did you do a bit of tree felling in your yard this winter? Now you have a stump in your garden, and there's no way you're going to […]

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How to Dispose of Grass Clippings in 7 Easy Ways

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Do you love the smell of a freshly cut lawn? There’s something about the smell of cut grass that symbolizes the best of summer, embodying the theme of […]

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7 Weeds With Purple Flowers in Your Lawn

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Weeds are the archnemesis to many homeowners or those who handle properties. However, it can be hard to want to mow down or kill off some weeds that […]

Regulation Horseshoe Pit Dimensions: Official Sizes

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Anyone a little older knows the idiom, "close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades." However, they might need to learn that exact and official horseshoe pit dimensions […]

What to Put Under a Trampoline: 10 Ideas & What to Avoid

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Jumping on the trampoline is a fun activity, but a trampoline can also be a sight for sore eyes and really mess up our beautiful landscape design and […]

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Choosing Flooring for a Pool House (5 Best Options)

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If you are planning to build your dream pool house, flooring will be among your biggest concerns. And we don't blame you. The moisture and foot traffic in […]

13 Parts of a Ladder: All Components Diagrammed

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Can you name a tool you can find in every household around the world? No matter which continent or region you live in, you must have encountered a […]

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How Long After Shock Can You Swim?

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Imagine coming from a long working day and going to the pool only to see algae contamination. The first thing that might come to your mind is to […]

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What is a Zero-Entry Swimming Pool? (Pros & Cons)

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The number of people who are into luxury pools is increasing day by day. The zero-entry swimming pool is now the most trending design in luxury pools. If […]

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7 Parts of a Shovel: Shovel Anatomy Diagrammed

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One of the most common tools that people use around the globe is a shovel. It comes in many different sizes and shapes, comprised of specific parts of […]

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14 Granite Cutting Tools for Cleaner & Faster Cuts

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Given how beautiful, strong, and durable it is, it’s no surprise that granite can cost you quite a pretty penny, and even more for the granite cutting tools […]

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12 Tile Removal Tools for an Efficient Job Well Done

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If your tiles have become sticky, slippery, chipped, or damaged, these are signs that it's time to get your hands on some tile removal tools and get ready […]

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10 Parts of a Hammer: Diagrammed to Understand

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When it comes to hand tools for fixing things, there is one item that comes to mind: a hammer. It's a versatile and seemingly simple tool that can […]

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12 Types of Digging Tools to Aid in Your Garden Tasks

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While a basic shovel will definitely help you dig a hole, don’t limit yourself to a shovel alone when there's all types of digging tools available. Whether you’re […]

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21 Types of Tools You Need to Have on Hand

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Whether you’re a carpenter by profession or just someone who needs to get the odd repairs jobs done around the house, the right types of tools are going […]

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9 Types of Chainsaws to Chew Through Any Tree

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From cutting down big trees to shaping logs for woodworking purposes, all the different types of chainsaws are the most useful tools to get the toughest work done […]

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17 Types of Artificial Grass to Perfect Your Turf

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Artificial grass or artificial turf is synthetic grass. It's a great alternative to natural grass. On the lawn and playground, the use of any different types of artificial […]

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10 Types of Hot Tubs & the Features for Max Relaxation

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Hot tubs not only make you feel relaxed after a tiring day but even provide a new essence to your dips in water. And awesomely, there are many […]

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21 Types of Rakes to Handle Any Loose Material or Task

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All types of rakes are easily among the common household tools that are used in gardening and clearing as well as for industrial usage in agriculture and landscaping. […]

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18 Types of Bermuda Grass for the Most Refined Lawns

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If you're looking for a way to adorn your front yard and lawn, growing grass on your property is obviously a must. And we all can agree to […]

7 French Drain Alternatives to Drain Water Away Effectively

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A french drain is intended to direct rainwater away from the building, decreasing floods and limiting saturated soil erosion. Sometimes we can't install one, and thankfully we have […]

11 Pool Chlorine Alternatives for a More Enjoyable Swim

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Any pool, whether it is commercial or residential, must be sanitized with chlorine or pool chlorine alternatives to keep it free of pathogens that can be hazardous to […]

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11 Mulch Alternatives for Landscaping & Flower Beds

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Did you decide to landscape your garden but ran out of mulch? And the store near you doesn’t have any in stock either? Time to consider one of […]

12 Types of Koi Fish to Make Your Pond the Best Around

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Commonly called jinli or nishikigoi and belonging to the Cyprinus rubrofuscus species, the many types of koi fish or brocaded carp are colorful ornamental fish that are usually […]

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12 Types of Shovels Essential to Your Yard Work Needs

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Often confused with spades, all the different types of shovels are actually a concave tool that usually has a curved tip and a board blade. They're great pieces […]

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32 Types of Hammers for Every Project & Profession

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From carpentry to masonry to welding to DIY projects, the different types of hammers are an essential component—understandably, they hit the nail on the head every single time, […]

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11 Types of Sprinkler Heads for the Right Water Coverage

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Depending on what you want to achieve, there's the right types of sprinkler heads to use and the wrong sprinkler head types. We're here to remove the mystery […]

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15 Types of Fountains to Class Up Any Home, Garden, or Business

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The different types of fountains out there offer you a wide variety of options to suit your unique needs and desires. Whether you're looking to add a fountain […]

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19 Types of Buckets Just the Right Size for Each Task

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Speaking of buckets, you would be quite surprised to know that there are several different types of buckets - not just the ones you have in your utility […]

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21 Types of Axes: the Right Tool for Every Task & Situation

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Still an essential tool for camping and different outdoor purposes, finding a suitable axe first means knowing what types of axes are even available. There are different patterns […]