Sorry it took so long to respond.
Maybe, I wasn't clear. The N rate was 1 pound per 1000 in the spring. ( unless it is severely dense shade under trees- then, it's 3/4 lb.
Then, a half lb in the summer. 40-50% Slow release.
Finally, a pound in the late fall- October (unless it is dense shade)
The total is 2 to 2.5 lbs per thousand per year. How is that excessive??? (also note P & K assimilation)