Has your garden hose sprung a leak from a small tear or hole? There’s no need to replace the hose when you can simply repair it yourself -- and it’s a lot easier than you think. Turn off the faucet and thoroughly dry the area where the tear is. Cover the whole tear with rubber cement, and let it dry completely before wrapping the area with electrical tape; it should be wound very tight around and around the hose to help secure the rubber cement fix. Voila! Good as new.