A general tag for fixing problems

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
2answers
25 views

Soaker hose - repair or replace

I asked here a few weeks ago about repairing a hole in a soaker hose, and finally got around to doing it this weekend. The initial repair went fine: I spliced in a section of regular hose and it is ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

Best way to repair a soaker hose? [duplicate]

We have a soaker hose that waters our bushes. It's on one of the zones of sprinkler timer. Somehow (probably helped by our puppy when he was younger) one spot has developed too much of a leak, and ...
2
votes
1answer
44 views

How long to leave wrap around major tree repair?

A few months ago, I toppled a heavy bamboo trunk on top of a small (6') citrus sapling, snapping it completely in half. I basically grafted the broken trunk back in place and wrapped it in tape. ...
1
vote
1answer
92 views

Two stroke engine throttle not working

This may not be the correct place to ask this question, but I'm not sure a more appropriate place exists. I have a Craftsman 32.8cc 10in tiller with a two-stroke Tecumseh engine. It ran fine the ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Lawnmower cord won't pull

I just tried starting my lawnmower (Lawnboy EasyMulch) after it had been sitting in my garage all winter. I pulled it out, cleaned it off (a lot of oil had spilled out), and gave it a basic ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

What could cause a weak or no spark from a string trimmer's spark plug?

I got a free string trimmer from a buddy who couldn't get it to start. I did a compression check by pulling the pull starter and the compression seemed good. Next I pulled the spark plug, put it ...
2
votes
1answer
134 views

Lawn repair / treatment ahead of spring?

Towards the end of summer and for the whole of winter the lawn at the back of my house has been ignored. It now looks more like a farmers field and needs some attention! There are photos here ...
2
votes
1answer
135 views

What could be wrong with this leaf blower?

A little over a year ago, after complaining about the amount of cord I had to use with our electric leaf blower I was gifted an inexpensive gas blower. A Ryobi 150 mph 400 CFM Gas Blower Vac from home ...
8
votes
5answers
5k views

how to remove the weeds and avoid them growing between the bricks

I have noticed that there are weeds growing between the bricks, as shown in the attached pic. How do i remove them? Is there anything I can do so that I can avoid them growing in the first place?
3
votes
2answers
432 views

Mower with oily fouled spark plug

My mower would not start. On inspection of the spark plug there was wet oil present on both the spark plug and on the thread on the mower. What maintenance and parts should i inspect/replace in order ...
5
votes
2answers
352 views

Is this chili plant dead?

I appreciate this is a hard question to answer, I just wanting to get people opinions on whether I can give up on these plants? I have another plant from the same crop and it still have one or two ...
11
votes
2answers
620 views

What is this shrub and has it come back from the dead?

We had this deciduous shrub in our lawn for many years. Its height was about 1.5m - 2m. This photo is from a couple of years ago. Strange thing is that this spring it seemed to have died. We ...
11
votes
2answers
3k views

How do I repair a soaker hose?

I laid out a soaker hose system for my garden this year. Unfortunately a few weeks ago I went to turn it on and noticed a loud spraying sound coming from one area, when I removed some mulch the water ...
10
votes
1answer
3k views

Saving basil plant after it has been sitting in trash?

So I foolishly tried to help my basil plant grow by composting in the pot it was growing in. Needless to say this made the plant sick and yellowish and the leaves that have turned yellow have a bad ...
8
votes
2answers
157 views

If I fix some drainage for my waterlogged pumpkin, will it revive?

I've been growing pumpkins in home made growbags (old cat litter bags filled with well rotted horse manure). Obviously I have to remember to put plenty of holes in the base of the bags. One pumpkin ...