I use old garden hose for a drip system to my fruit trees. When I turned it on today to make sure it was working okay, I found a 4" slit that the water was shooting out of. The slit was halfway between two of the trees it waters. I need to fix the hose or replace it, and I would rather not replace it. I can't cut it and put in one of those connector type repairs because then it would be too short to reach the trees it waters. I have tried wrapping the hose with some tape that I have, on small leaks in the past, but water still spews out from under the tape. Is there a tape that works on garden hose or some other kind of fix out there for such a long slit in the hose? Thanks.