I apologize for this delayed reply to your gardening question and hope it is still helpful to you.
That location will be tough for any grass. Bahia is a rough type grass not usually considered tame enough for lawns but useful for park like areas. Your location is a bit far north for Centipede so it would be a marginal choice. Centipede loves acid soils with low fertilizing and at least 40 inches of annual rainfall and it makes a nice lawn. St. Augustine may be your best bet or possibly a turf type tall fescue.
Your County Extension Office (Phone: (256) 737-9386) can be helpful in suggesting locally adapted options.
Thanks for the question. Best wishes for a wonderful gardening year in 2007. Please stop in again soon!
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