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How should we treat cracks in the stem of Aloe Veras?

I would just leave it. This happens in the wild and plants are fine. It looks like a fairly new/small plant so pruning that much leaf structure might do more harm than good. If it's lacking support or ...
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How should we treat cracks in the stem of Aloe Veras?

Succulents do not 'heal' in the traditional sense from cracks or tears. Leave it be, unless it is starting to rot, and hopefully the plant will continue to grow and a new leaf will come up. You could ...
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Fixing a stainless steel garden hose connector?

The metal part you are holding is the outer non-kinking protective pipe. There should be a flexible rubbery tube inside. I hope it hasn't retreated far down the pipe because it has to go over the barb ...
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How to fix lead branch being damage on Catalpa tree?

In the north ( eg. Chicago) ,catalpas are often severely pruned and tolerate it well ; so loosing a couple branches will do no lasting harm. I would only clean up the broken stump. Footnote : When I ...
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Will this cedar tree survive with the bark removed?

No guarantees, I'm afraid, but it should survive if all the bark hasn't been removed around the tree. The RHS have an informative article on ring-barking here.
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Can I heal a 4 foot tall cactus after two arms were cut off?

The cut part cannot regrow a top to look like it was before, but the remaining portion of the arm can make more arms and continue growing that way. Depending on your climate, it may take a few days ...
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Fixing drips that are no longer working

If your water is hard, you may find that calcium deposits have blocked the holes. Perhaps you can soak them into a vinegar solution of distilled/rain water over night to see if you can dissolve the ...
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Basil stem turning brown after pruning

Two possibilities. One, it could be normal die back from the cut point, or Two, it could be a fungal disease that has entered the cut point. A Copper based powder can help to kill any fungal disease. ...
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No spark on a Craftsman line trimmer

You can test your magneto (can also be called a coil) directly to see if it works. If you have the coil off of the engine, you can do a resistance test on it to see if it's fried. I don't know what ...
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What could cause a weak or no spark from a string trimmer's spark plug?

You can test the spark using a short test lead with alligator clips. Remove the spark plug, reconnect the plug wire and using the test lead, connect the plug ground electrode to a good engine ground ...
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How should we treat cracks in the stem of Aloe Veras?

The Aloe vera is a succulent that has naturalized across the world from China to North and South America. It "requires well-drained, sandy potting soil and bright, sunny conditions". We have a few ...
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Should I replant or leave bent leaves on my aloe plant?

The likely cause of the leaf problem you have is environmental, that is, the care it's receiving. First, I suspect this plant is not receiving sufficient daylight and probably sunlight - they really ...
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Approaches to repair bark damage in a pear and persimmon tree

I sincerely doubt that will ever happen for the large persimmon. The bulk of the interior of the tree appears to be dead and rotting, and the odds of it living long enough to close the gap without ...
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What can I do with this broken leader on a black walnut?

Here's what I ended up doing: Materials: steel pipe outdoor grade duct tape 50lb UV resistant nylon zip ties strips of rag The hard part was pulling the stem back up, as it not only weighed over ...
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Help Diagnose and Repair Snow Blower

The rubber tube is for the gas/benzine. Replace all tube (and possibly other rubber tubes). You may find tubes in plastic (e.g. transparent), for gas: they have a longer lifetime. But your carburator ...
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Help Diagnose and Repair Snow Blower

What makes you think it is 2 cycle ? I would just cut the end of the hose for a test run. As a minimum remove the carb float bowl and clean it out ( the big round thing just below where the hose broke ...
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Fixing a stainless steel garden hose connector?

I followed the steps outlined here and repaired the hose. Used a coat hanger and bent a hook at the end to fish out the the tube which was about a foot from the end. I pushed the tube to the top of ...
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How to open the motor cover of craftsman electric lawn mower?

That model or a similar appearing model has the battery cover/cowl snap/clip on, so maybe try wriggle it a bit, as any debris shouldn't impede removal too much: the grooves may be spring detents, and ...
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Is my Acer dying?

Thanks for the extra information. I wondered how that Acer dissectum at the back had got so big if its contained in a pot! Well of course, it isn't, because it's rooted into the soil beneath through ...
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reseeding patchy lawn

Most likely the growing conditions are different - its sunnnier, or more shady, or drier, more exposed to wind, etc. Whatever the difference, you probably just need to give more care to the seed there,...
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Should I replant or leave bent leaves on my aloe plant?

When that happens to me I usually put the leaf to use. Rather than stressing the plant into putting more energy into that damaged leaf to fix it
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Rogue Zone in my Irrigation System

First, if there is a flow control on the top of the valve, turn it down till the zone stops running. If there isn't a flow control the valve might need to be cleaned. In any case clean it. Second, ...
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Can I heal a 4 foot tall cactus after two arms were cut off?

Succulents often can root themselves from a leaf, or more, so bury the leaves in the ground a little bit, and it should root.
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How to prepare soil for seeding?

Using weed killer is of course the easiest option, but personally I am not a big fan of these toxic substances in your garden (maybe you want to grow vegetables as well in the near future, or you have ...
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How do gardeners revive succulents and root them?

You haven't specified what kind of succulents you want to root, but as a general rule the leaves need to be calloused when planted. Keep the cut area in contact with the air for a few days, then place ...
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My fuschia is dying after pruning

This is a late answer and I know it's useless for this plant, however, I think it might serve some other time for a different plant. Pruning promotes new growth, but it takes time for the plant to ...
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My fuschia is dying after pruning

I do not think your fuschia is dying from pruning. Not at all. Bummer. Need you to answer some questions to find out what is really happening. Looks to me like you transplanted a fuschia into a ...
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My reseeding lawn is turning yellow

What I think I am seeing is too much water. The next thing I see is grass mowed too short. Is this part of the lawn in full sun or shade? How short are you cutting your grass? It HAS to be 3 ...
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Fix leak in Gardena T1030d water timer

I can't be sure from the diagram, but it doesn't look like #7 unscrews... it looks like it just pulls out; I think that you need to remove the pins (#9), and then pull #7 and #10 apart. Again, you ...
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Fixing drips that are no longer working

Use a 150 mesh screen filter on your water source to keep out sediment. Also, if this isn't city or well water, you can have issues with algae growing in the lines and clogging the drips. There are ...
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