Over time, a plastic garden hose can crack and spring a leak, which would lead most of us to toss it and buy a new one at the store. But before you throw away that garden hose, consider doing an easy repair. It’s as simple as cutting out the bad part of the hose with a box cutter and using a hose repair kit to mend it back together. The inexpensive kit covers the two newly cut sides of the garden hose and cinches them together. Four simple screws tighten the new area, and voila! Your old hose is as good as new.