About us


Our specialty is designing, installing, and maintaining underground lawn sprinkler systems. We pride ourselves in product knowledge and keeping abreast of new developments in the irrigation industry. We service residential and commercial properties in the greater Lexington/Fayette County area of Kentucky. We also service athletic facilities throughout central Kentucky. In addition, we install and service low-voltage landscape lighting systems.


Scott Schumacher, Owner and President of Bluegrass Irrigation, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy (Department of Horticulture) from Michigan State University, and has been in the irrigation business since 1986. Scott has over 35 years of experience in the green industry. In addition, Scott holds master and journeyman plumbing licenses, is a certified backflow preventer tester, and is certified by the Irrigation Association as a Landscape Irrigation Auditor.

Beth Schumacher, co-owner and office manager, earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio State University, and has been involved with office management for over 30 years. Beth “dots the I’s and crosses the T’s” for all of us. She’s the person behind the scenes, with passionate attention to detail. Beth’s the heart and soul of the office!

Shane Lyons, our service manager, has been with Bluegrass Irrigation since 1994. He's is familiar with all aspects of the business, including installation. He is also a certified backflow preventer technician, and has many years of field experience servicing lawn sprinkler systems. Need help with your system? Shane is your “go-to” guy.

Sean McCormick is involved in sales and service of both irrigation and lighting systems and has been with Bluegrass Irrigation since 2006. He has a B.A. from Berry College and has been in the irrigation industry since 1992. Sean has extensive experience with lighting and irrigation design and installation. Sean’s strong points include troubleshooting existing lighting systems, and designing new lighting systems. Need the “Wow!” factor for your lighting project? Sean’s your guy!

Experience and Continuity Count

Scott and Beth started Bluegrass Irrigation in 1986. Now, eight employees (our two managers, three installers, and three service technicians) have been invaluable members of the team for over ten years!


The Lexington Fayette Urban County Government requires all contractors to be officially registered with the Department of Public Safety, Division of Building Inspection. To become registered, contractors must submit proof of appropriate insurance, proof of licensing (for their particular trade), and use contracts approved by the city.

Also, registered city contractors agree to participate in arbitration through the Home Builders Association or the Better Business Bureau in cases of unresolved contract disputes. Bluegrass Irrigation has been registered as a specialty contractor since November 28, 2000 (Reg. No. 10012).


Bluegrass Irrigation has eight certified technicians capable of testing and repairing backflow prevention devices. These devices insure protection of our water supply, and by code must be installed on every system. In addition, they must be tested annually, as required by the Water Company. We endorse this policy and follow these guidelines to insure the safety of our water supply.


Unlike most companies, we have three licensed plumbers on staff. Irrigation systems are a blend of both plumbing skills and horticultural knowledge. Why not choose a company that is strong in both of these areas?


Bluegrass Irrigation is fully insured for workers’ compensation and general liability ($1,000,000.00 coverage). Certificates of Insurance are available upon request.


We are members of the National Association of Home Builders, the Home Builders Association of Lexington, the Irrigation Association, the Better Business Bureau of Lexington, and the Bluegrass Cross-Connection Prevention Association.nahbhbaoflexingtonirrigation association

Bluegrass Irrigation, Irrigation Systems & Equipment, Lexington, KY





Bluegrass Irrigation maintains a full-time office and service staff to help handle your needs quickly and efficiently. We understand service, which explains why most of our original clients are still with us today. In addition, many of our clients have chosen us to be their service provider, even though we did not install their system originally. We service all brands of irrigation products for your convenience. We also provide 24 hour paging in the event of an emergency.


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Bluegrass Irrigation is the only irrigation company in Central Kentucky to be distinguished as a Rain Bird Select Contractor. Select Contractors are independent, professional contractors that Rain Bird Corporation has identified as providing a high standard of quality and workmanship. Rain Bird Corporation is one of the largest manufacturers of irrigation products nationally and internationally.

CERTIFIED IRRIGATION CONTRACTORceertified irrigation contractor

Bluegrass Irrigation is a Certified Irrigation Contractor through the Irrigation Association, a national association serving the irrigation industry.



Scott Schumacher is a Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor through the Irrigation Association, a national association serving the irrigation industry.

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Scott Schumacher, Owner and President, completed a certification program that earned him the EPA’s WaterSense Partner label, demonstrating his commitment to promoting knowledge of water efficient techniques and to water-efficient irrigation. WaterSense is a partnership program sponsored by the EPA to promote water-efficient products and practices across the country.


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